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Clairault Streicker Wines

2017 Streicker Blanc de Blancs

2017 Streicker Blanc de Blancs

Blend

100% Chardonnnay

Vineyard

Bridgeland Vineyard, Karridale

Winemaking Note

The fruit for our sparkling is selected specifically for its acidity and the innate regional fruit characters that pre-dispose it to sparkling winemaking. The fruit is hand-picked, chilled and whole-cluster pressed to retain freshness and cultivate texture and structure. The juice is settled cold and racked after 2 days, harvesting only the lightest and most delicate grape solids to further aid in textural and aromatic development. The juice then undergoes primary alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel, and is sulphured pre-malolactic fermentation, in order to further preserve fresh fruit aromatics and pure acidity. It is then aged on its lees in stainless steel for 5 months and battonaged every two weeks to develop texture and additional palate complexity. The wine is clarified and stabilized, after which a fresh culture of yeast is added. The wine is then bottled under crown-seal and undergoes a second alcoholic fermentation in bottle, after which it is left on lees in bottle for an additional 2 years, providing a perfect balance of freshness and complexity, until disgorgement.

Vintage Conditions

The 2016 to 2017 vintage enjoyed accumulated warmth up until the new year. January temperatures were similar to historical data for the area, in contrast, February and March were a fraction cooler. Those who risked all by waiting for the Indian Summer were rewarded with tannin ripeness and the retention of the most beautiful fruit perfumes at relatively low sugar levels.

Aroma

White pear, brioche and freshly risen bread dough, dotted with hints of jasmine, cashews and lemon zest.

Palate

Rich flavours of freshly browned brioche, nashi pear and citrus blossoms bristle atop a maelstrom of natural acidity, green plums and a delicate mousse. Fine tendrils of white fruit tannin and drive deliver a mineral finish or wet slate and mother of pearl.

Cellaring

Up to 4 years, however we enjoy it for freshness now.

Alcohol

13.5%

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Made in the traditional method with two years on lees, this wine exhibits scents of white pear, brioche and freshly zested limes, underscored by tones of green apple skin and jasmine flower. A pure, vibrant palate entry of tight natural acidity and fine engaging tannin are brought into balance and lent a pristine density by a fine, custard-lined mousse and creamy underlay. White flowers, pear flesh and mother of pearl persist throughout the length and finish.
Vineyard Notes
Bridgeland Vineyard
Winemaker Notes
The fruit for our sparkling is selected specifically for its acidity and the innate regional fruit characters that pre-dispose it to sparkling winemaking. The fruit is hand-picked, chilled and whole-cluster pressed to retain freshness and cultivate texture and structure. The juice is settled cold and racked after 2 days, harvesting only the lightest and most delicate grape solids to further aid in textural and aromatic development. The juice then undergoes primary alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel, and is sulphured pre-malolactic fermentation, in order to further preserve fresh fruit aromatics and pure acidity. It is then aged on its lees in stainless steel for 5 months and battonaged every two weeks to develop texture and additional palate complexity. The wine is clarified and stabilized, after which a fresh culture of yeast is added. The wine is then bottled under crown-seal and undergoes a second alcoholic fermentation in bottle, after which it is left on lees in bottle for an additional 2 years, providing a perfect balance of freshness and complexity, until disgorgement.
Other Notes
The 2016 to 2017 vintage enjoyed accumulated warmth up until the new year. January temperatures were similar to historical data for the area, in contrast, February and March were a fraction cooler. Those who risked all by waiting for the Indian Summer were rewarded with tannin ripeness and the retention of the most beautiful fruit perfumes at relatively low sugar levels.