2015 Cuvée Catharine Estate Blanc de Blancs ‘Carte Blanche’
Named in memory of Henry’s wife, widow and family matriarch, Catharine Smith, 'Carte Blanche' is the vintage dated Cuvée Catharine. Estate grown Chardonnay is hand-picked and the best of the best juice is isolated, partially barrel fermented and then aged for 54 months in the bottle before post-fermentation before being disgorged. Look for elegant flavours of lemon curd and aromas of freshly baked bread.
Recent Awards & Reviews
95 points - Dean Tudor, Gothic Epicures
93 points - Vic Harradine, Wine Current
94 - Michael Godel, Wine Align
93 - David Lawrason, Wine Align
93 - John Szabo, Wine Align
Estate grown Chardonnay from The Short Hills Bench.
Hand-picked and bunch selected.
Gently whole cluster pressed with 20% of the juice barrel fermented for primary ferment.
Secondary fermentation in bottle is followed by a further 54 months aging on the lees.
Salmon caviar with sour cream, Malpeque oysters with a hint of lemon, or soft cheeses from Brie-type to the range of those made with Goat’s milk.