NV Holly's Garden ÜberBrut14843
WINEMAKER: Neil Prentice
REGION: Whitlands, VIC
VARIETY: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
"In 2OO7, I started making sparkling base from pinot noir fruit from the Holly’s Garden vineyard. At that stage, I had no idea how I’d get it to bottle, but believed the vineyard might produce extraordinary sparkling base – and it does. I strongly believe we make fabulous, distinctive sparkling wine from the same fruit every vintage. We run a ‘solera’ of sparkling base in large old-oak, which contains wine from each vintage going back to 2OO7. This gives important complexity to the final product." - Neil
In the cool-climate Whitlands high plateau region of Victoria, Holly's Garden is home to voluptuous pinot gris and artisan sparkling wines. Made by the one and only Neil Prentice, one of the great characters in the industry and a truly original thinker and maker. Grown at 750 metres in the deep volcanic soils of the Whitlands high plateau. A natural amphitheatre provides the warmest site in the very cool region. The continental location gives cool evenings, which allows the vines to ‘rest’ at night and delays the accumulation of sugar whilst retaining acidity and building flavour. This prolonged ‘hang time’ due to delayed ripening is vital to the production of great wine, and helps create the featured structure and length of Holly’s Garden wines.