"Delicious" - Andrew Graham, Oz Wine Reviews!
"Pale apricot-rose with a bright copper hue. Strong meaty Pinot aromas, tarte-tartin caught pastry and Eccles cakes dominate over flashes of poached berries and summer pudding. The palate is initially all creamy, textural and round and flavoured with summer pudding, biscuits and red berries, but the bright acidity snaps the wine into line adding both persistence and refreshment."
"Here is 'one out of the box'. In Champagne, Pinot Meunier frequently joins blending partners Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, though you see it less so in Australian blends. All the more rare is to see a 100% example in either. Notable Champagne houses who work with ample Meunier include Krug, Egly Ouriet and Billecart-Salmon, and here our Yarra Valley icon Oakridge make an irresistible example. Handpicked, with a portion fermented in old oak for added complexity, the juice then sees malolactic conversion before the wine sits on lees in bottle before triage - all processes adding richness, texture and depth. Lovely!."
- Wine House
"Want an example of the right wine, in the right packaging, at the right price? Dave Bicknell’s sparkling Meunier rosé lobs in a style that is both pure and crunchy, but with leesy notes too. Crisp, crunchy strawberry fruit is the star here – definitely a vinous style, but never feels heavy. The palate has gentle, soft edges (thanks to two years on lees and some barrel components) and yet a tang too. It’s not Champagne, and doesn’t pretend to be. But the textural cleverness vs fruit vibrancy is excellent. Best drinking: Good now. If you can find it. Would I buy it? Yes.
17.7/20, 92/100. Andrew Graham Oz Wine Reviews
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