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Georgette Sparkling Rose 2010 – Sold Out

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Clean and crisp style of method champenoise rose with just a touch of fresh strawberry sweetness.

For information regarding previous vintages please contact the winery on info@foresterestate.com.au
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Description

Tasting Notes

Vintage
2010
Grape variety 80% Malbec, 20% Chardonnay
Oak maturation None
Alcohol 12.5% Alc/Vol
Release date October 2013
Colour
Salmon – pink appearance.
Aroma
A complex and delicate bouquet with lifted strawberry, cranberry, red berry, apple, hay, light spice, and fragrant dried flowers. There are also complex autolysis characters of bread and pie crust.
Palate Dry, light and firm with balanced citrus like acidity, leading to a long and focused palate with creamy texture. The strawberry and cherry fruit characters are balanced by richer yeast autolysis characters of bread and pie crust. This firm and refreshing wine has a long, dry finish.
Food matches Ideal as a match with aperitifs, vintage cheddar on crusty bread or lightly flavoured poultry.
Peak drinking
Upon release however will develop more savory complexity with a further 3-5 years.

Winemaker Comments

Viticulture

The malbec and chardonnay grapes used in the production of this wine are sourced from contracted growers in the northern Margaret River region. We pick small parcels of each variety earlier than the remaining fruit used to make our still table wines, principally to maintain the higher natural fruit acidity necessary for quality sparkling wine. These small parcels are required to be handpicked to reduce phenolic extraction from broken berry skins, and in the case of the malbec to reduce excess colour extraction prior to crushing

Winemaking

The malbec and chardonnay are independently crushed and gently pressed off skins with a series of press fractions going to separate holding tanks for later assessment. The lightest hue of raspberry pink colour is derived from the malbec pressing fractions and great care is taken to keep darker pressings away from the delicate lighter juice. Some blending of pressing fractions takes place however the malbec and chardonnay are cool fermented separately in stainless steel and only blended as dry base wines after exhaustive blending trials. Once the base wine blend is achieved we assess for acid balance and then bottle the wine with a dose of active yeast and sugar (known as ‘tirage’) to encourage the secondary ferment. The bottle ferment lasts approximately six weeks after which the tirage sparkling wine rests in storage for approximately two years gaining complexity from contact with the yeast lees. When deemed to be balanced and sufficiently ‘creamy’ we send the bottles for riddling and disgorging where the yeast plug is removed and the cork inserted.

Storage / Bottling

The unique nature of methode champenoise sparkling wine is that bottling occurs as part of the winemaking process early in the wine’s life. In the case of the Georgette, the final disgorging and packaging process usually occurs two years after the wine is first put to bottle. Heavy grade sparkling glass, stylish salmon coloured labeling and the traditional white hood of the Forester
brand complete the elegant package.

Awards & Achievements

92 Points – WineGenius.com

“A charismatic array of pristine red berries and fleshy game meats. Raspberry, strawberry and floral perfume add charm to this elegant and flavoursome sparkling. A creamy and persistent mousse packed with plums, charcuterie and rose petals.”

Additional information

Weight 3.97 kg