Blue Pyrenees Estate was established in 1963 by the French company Remy Martin, and was among the modern Australian wine industry’s first ventures into cool climate viticulture.
Today, Blue Pyrenees is 100 per cent Australian owned and is led by Chief Winemaker Andrew Koerner. Proud of the fact that all of their wines are made from grapes grown in their vineyards and produced in their estate winery, Blue Pyrenees Estate are committed to making authentic, world class-quality wines.
A short stroll up the hill from the winery, the cellar door building provides a superb vantage point from which to taste the wines, learn about the winemaking process, or enjoy a glass or two matched with our famous grazing boards of fresh local produce.
“Blue Pyrenees Estate is consistently one of the best value red-wine producers in the country—to say nothing of its superb sparkling wines. The prices are a gift.” Huon Hook
What the Pack Contains
3 Bottles Blue Pyrenees 2016 Midnight Cuvee Method Traditional Sparkling – Chardonnay
3 Bottles Blue Pyrenees NV Dry Sparkling Rose (Method Traditional) – Chardonnay Pinot Noir
Winemaking Notes – Blue Pyrenees Midnight Cuvee Method Traditional Sparkling
The production of “Methode Traditionnelle” (fermented in this bottle) sparkling wines has been an integral part of the winemaking at Blue Pyrenees Estate for many years. Although handpicked fruit is desirable for the production of premium sparkling juices, daytime temperatures in most Australian wine regions mean that hand-picked fruit is often too warm when received into the press. So in 1992 the team at Blue Pyrenees decided to experiment with handpicking at night, under lights, to optimize both fruit condition & temperature. The results were an amazing improvement – crisper cuvée (free drained) juices of outstanding quality, with higher natural acidity. The Midnight Cuvee was born! During harvest 2016 hand-picked Chardonnay & Pinot Noir grapes from Macedon Ridge vineyard were whole bunch pressed, then included with the best Chardonnay parcels from the Blue Pyrenees Estate vineyard, to again lift the natural acidity & freshness of the blend.
Winemaking Notes – Blue Pyrenees NV Dry Sparkling Rose (Method Traditional)
The production of “Methode Traditionnelle” sparkling wines has been an integral part of the winemaking at Blue Pyrenees for many years.
This unique sparkling wine is made entirely of fruit harvested from our own Estate vineyard. Vintaging, maturing and packaging also occurs on-site. This dry rose sparkling wine is made predominantly of the grapes Chardonnay & Pinot Noir, but from several vintages, so the aged reserve wine influence is strong, resulting in a mature pink wine. Ageing with yeast lees in the bottle for 3 years before disgorging and release mellows this winemaking it perfect for most occasions but should be served chilled.