Varieties/Sparkling,Varieties/Sparkling/Sparkling White,Regions/South Australia,Regions/South Australia/Adelaide Hills

DAOSA Natural Reserve N.V.

17.7/20 POINTS!  - Andrew Graham

"Enter the new sparkling wine from Xavier Bizot and Lucy Croser.

While I’m not sure about the ‘Natural Reserve’ tagline – it feels more like a stab at the natural wine movement than anything else – this is really clever bubbles.

Disgorged April 18, it’s a blend of 85% 2016 vintage with 15% reserve wine. 85% Pinot and 15% Chardonnay in the mix and that Pinot dominance gives this breadth, power, weight. It’s a rich, table wine-esque fizz but that doesn’t hurt the style at all. Just makes for even more of a mouthful of flavour. Despite the youth, the lees character is still there, and the fragrance and weight instantly make it much more complete and enjoyable.

Would I buy it? Sure would.

17.7/20 POINTS!

- Andrew Graham, Ozwinereviews.

SA- Adelaide Hills
Wine Sparkling
Wine Sparkling - White
Price Category:
$ 25-50