2011 Montalto Estate Cuveé One
Our Cuvee One is a traditional method sparkling wine, made from the classic varieties of Champagne. Delicate aromas of green apple, lemon zest and patisserie. Aged on lees for at least three years.
Pinot Noir 45%
Pinot Meunier 5%
The Montalto range is a selection of the best parcels of fruit from our vineyards. The wines typically come from our oldest vines and our best sites. They have more fruit intensity and complexity and for this reason receive more new oak, usually 40%. For the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir the grapevine clones are an important quality parameter. The Chardonnay clone ‘P58’ is our preferred clone because it yields smaller bunches and berries and greater fruit intensity. For Pinot we like ‘MV6’ from the warm sites for its smaller bunches and intensely dark fruit and from the cooler sites ‘114, 115 and D5V12’ for the spice, perfume and tannin structure.