Bellarmine Wines

2016 Bellarmino

Region:Pemberton, Western Australia
Drink Until:2016
Oak:Nil
Colour:Salmon pink pale rose
Nose:Musk, strawberry, peach.
Palate:Perfectly balanced and with strawberry and stonefruit flavours, some creamy texture and a savoury off-dry finish.
Style:A slightly sweet, yet crisp, pale rose wine.
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BACKGROUND

The 2016 vintage is made using grapes sourced from south west vineyards.

THE WINEMAKING

Harvested in the cool of the night at optimum flavour levels as determined by the winemaker. The Pinot Noir fruit is crushed and destemmed with only the free run juice portion being used for the Bellarmino. The Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc portions are taken from the respective juice tanks when that fruit comes in. Fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel, oak is avoided and the natural characters of the varieties are optimised. Sudden chilling of the tank occurs when the wine has only about 12g/L of sugar left to convert into alcohol. This stops the yeast cells and results in the wine being off-dry and very appealing as it enhances the natural fruit characters. Made like a sparkling base wine, this wine sees no second fermentation in bottle. Always the most popular wine at wine fairs, it is something no-one else makes so it has a dedicated following.
6-bottle half carton
$120.00
Bottle
$20.00