A unique blend of co-fermented chardonnay and nebbiolo made into a method traditional sparkling wine. Fairly strong rose colour displaying a copper orange hue. Lovely nose of red fruits including red maraschino cherry, redcurrants and raspberries. With that nose you might expect some sweetness but this is a dry wine. The palate is textured and slightly fleshy with a lovely racy, tight lively mousse. More red fruits are displayed on the palate. There is a slight confectionary note on the long, intense finish. Sparkling wines fall into two categories: the styles that can be drunk as an aperitif and the ones that go with food. This wine fits the latter category. The blend works really well, probably because the fruit is sourced from their Mount Towrong vineyard which is south facing, cool climate and marginal. This is satisfying wine. 2019 base wine, 14 months on lees.
Mount Towrong Vivace N.V. Macedon Ranges, Vic
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.