The non-vintage Deviation Road Reserve Brut is sourced from sites located above 550 meters in the Lenswood and Piccadilly Valley regions of the Adelaide Hills. The fruit is all hand-picked and whole bunch pressed into tank for fermentation. Tirage is done by hand and each bottle is riddled and hand-disgorged in small batches at a time to allow the remaining bottles to continue aging on lees as long as possible. The result is a traditional method sparkling wine that is crisp and zesty, with aromas of lemon zest, flavors of baked apple, citrus zest, and oyster shell minerality, and a creamy mousse.
Varietal Composition: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
Appellation: Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Aging: 15 months on the lees
Dosage: 8 g/L
Winemaker: Kate Laurie