2017 Cuvée de l'île
The pinnacle of Unsworth's sparkling wine collection, Cuvée de l'île is crafted in the traditional method. 2017 Cuvée de l'île is a blend of 50% Pinot Gris, 50% Pinot Noir, sourced from Saison Vineyard, Sunnydale Vineyard, and Zanatta Vineyard. Vinified in the traditional method, the grapes are hand harvested, whole cluster pressed, with only the finest free run juice being utilized. The majority of the wine is fermented in tank with the small remainder fermented and aged in neutral French barrels. After fermentation the wine is lees aged in tank and for a further 18 months in bottle before hand riddling and disgorgement. Following a minimal Brut Nature style dosage, the wine was aged for a further year before release. Presenting as a more complex and savory style compared to Charme de l'île as it takes several years from grape to shelf. The wine shows toasty notes of nuts and fresh brioche supported by apple and lemon. Cuvée de l’île is a wine of passion and made in very small quantities. It is bone-dry, poised and reminiscent of the finest Champagne showcasing Unsworth’s meticulous attention to detail.
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