Friends of Punch Rurale 2016

Friends of Punch Rurale 2016

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Friends of Punch was born following the loss of our 2009 vintage fruit at Lance's Vineyard, St Andrews during the Victorian Bushfires. It has been produced with help from other vineyards who generously lent their support by asking, how can we help? Our answer was simple - sell us some grapes! And they did. In each case they shared with us significant portions of their scant, wonderful crops.

We thank them sincerely.

Notes and Reviews

Château Tasting

Bright lemon with gold rim, nose is very open at first look. Floral notes, backed by aromas of white and yellow nectarines, lemon zest and yeasty notes. Palate is vibrant, with fine creamy bubbles, backed by well balanced freshness and acidity. Lovely drink with classy texture.

Product Details

Vintage 2016
Grape Varieties Chardonnay, Savagnin
Viticulture Conventional
Type Sparkling
Age of Vines 25 years old
Vinification Juice whole bunch pressed, natural yeast fermentation. Bottled under crown seal via gravity at 21 g/L R/S. Primary fermentation then finished in bottle, generating CO2 pressure.
Elevage Matured on lees in bottle for 20 months. Disgorged, with zero dosage and very small SO2 addition to prevent oxidation.
Production 400 dozens