2015 Tyrrell’s Blanc de Blancs15092
WINEMAKER: Chris Tyrrell
REGION: Hunter Valley, NSW
100% Chardonnay fruit from the Casuarina Vineyard. Handpicked on 14 January 2015 and hand sorted in the vineyard. The fruit was then lightly pressed before primary fermentation in stainless steel at the Tyrrell's Estate winery. The wine then spent approximately nine months of gross lees before undergoing tirage bottling on-site at Tyrrell's winery, by Chief Winemaker Andrew Spinaze and the winery team in November 2015.
Secondary fermentation took place in the bottle with a specific yeast strain for sparkling, hand selected by our Andrew Spinaze to give purity, freshness, brightness and complexity to the resulting wine. The wine then spent approximately 8 years on lees before being disgorged in June 2023. The disgorging liquor was house made using aged (23-year-old) Vat 47 Chardonnay stock and a 10-year-old brandy spirit. This vintage Blanc de Blancs is a purely estate grown, made and produced premium sparkling wine and represents the epitome of sparkling winemaking at Tyrrell's.
An iconic estate dating back to the mid-19th century, Tyrrell's is home to some of the oldest vines in the world. More traditional than most producers you'll find here, however truly dynamic and progressive with fifth-generation winemaker Chris Tyrrell at the helm.