Mike Bennie 95pt “(Courabyra Wines) Arguably one of my favourite/top sparkling wine producers in Australia, which pretty much means anywhere in the world.”
“Beautiful, floral and pretty, sweet berry fruited perfume. Lightly creamy texture, fine, bright fizz in the mix, frisky, green apple acidity, more of the sweet-ish red berry characteristics, a good squirt of cranberry juice and even some oyster shell minerality stuff. Complex. Detailed. Fresh. Excellent.” ~ Wine Front May 2021
805 Vintage Rosé Cuvée 2017 is a blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier & Chardonnay. The sparkling wine base was put through a full malolactic fermentation then bottled using the traditional method. The wines were individually barrel fermented before blending and have spent 5.5 years on Lees.
The colour is soft pink and has a bouquet of roses & quinces. The bead is crisp, clean and of pure fruit flavours that you would expect to find in high altitude cold climate wines. The result is a sparkling wine that expresses true qualities of the cold climate Tumbarumba terroir. This wine will continue to add complexity with age and provides a dry and savory finish.