You may have heard some talk about this type of sparkling wine recently. Its’ pretty much a rehash of how sparkling wines were first made in past centuries. Made from chardonnay the wine is bottled before fermentation is finished with the remaining ferment taking place in the bottle. This method can be quite unpredictable and the wine can vary from bottle to bottle. The colour can be slightly different and there may be some cloudiness due to traces of sediment left after fermentation. The wine has no added preservatives as the CO2 bubbles keep the wine fresh. It is very fresh, crisp and dry. Being a natural wine it is not for cellaring and should be drunk while it is still young.
Our Lucille sparkling is hand-crafted using Chardonnay grapes and bottle fermented in the true traditional method. This has resulted in an elegant style with an appealing lifted bouquet.
The palate is invigorating and lively with a youthful exuberance showing characters of citrus and green apple. It has a creamy mouth feel and a dry crisp finish.