2015 Tulia Blanc De Blancs
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Named in our mother’s native tongue and for her first granddaughter, Tulia is a small and gentle breeze which just seems so completely appropriate for our tiny and treasured production of Méthode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blancs.
100% Seasoned French Oak
11/03/15 – 16/03/15
|TA / PH / RS / ALC||
10.2 / 3.21 / Zero Dosage / 13%
Tulia 2015 is a zero dosage Blanc de Blancs Méthode Traditionelle.
Fruit for the Tulia was hand harvested from some of our oldest Chardonnay vines and was very gently pressed using a specific Champagne press program before a long cool fermentation in old French oak barriques. Upon completion of fermentation the barrels remained un-sulphured although they were kept cool to prevent malolactic fermentation from occurring.
After over wintering in oak the wine was then racked to tank in early spring and settled in tank on light lees for 3 months before being bottling for the secondary fermentation. Tulia 2015 was bottle aged for a further 12 months before disgorgement.
Lifted aromas of white peach and green apple with freshly shelled walnut lead into a palate of crunchy nectarine, green apple and citrus with subtle lees and oak complexity. Tulia is classically styled with a backbone of acidity and a lingering grapefruit finish. While drinking fresh and lively in its youth, experience has shown us that the Tulia rewards patience with a greater depth of flavour and texture appearing with age.