Tamburlaine organic wines credits the popularity of its sparkling Blanc de Blanc to the use of the traditional crown seal as a closure to lock in its fruit flavours and fine bubbles. The crown seal means less preservatives are used and no taint smells are formed which can be a big problem with corked sparkling wines.
"What most people don’t realise is that the crown seal or bottle cap is used as a closure in all classic bottle fermented wines for the bottle fermentation process and storage for years after that, before it is replaced with a cork. This includes all famous champagnes irrespective of shelf cost of the final wine," says Tamburlaine’s chief winemaker and CEO, Mark Davidson.
"By not using a cork we avoid any possibility of ‘cork taint’ which can spoil the wine and give it a mouldy odour. Instead, our crown seal helps create a wine that only has the clean and attractive beauty of early-picked Chardonnay, fruit full of petillance (small bubbles) every time you open a bottle."
Blanc de Blanc, which translates to white wine from white grapes, only uses certified organic chardonnay grapes which are ‘hand-picked’ early to retain natural acidity. The grapes are lightly pressed and fermented to make a white wine base. Then the wine is left in contact with the yeast ‘lees’ to increase the layering of flavours and finally it undergoes a secondary fermentation which produces natural smaller, longer-lasting CO2 bubbles. It is best enjoyed with oysters, seafood and gently flavoured white fish or is perfect chilled as an aperitif.
The Blanc de Blanc is available through Tamburlaine’s cellar door or from select retailers RRP $25.00. For more information on Tamburlaine Organic Wines visit www.mywinery.com and for all trade enquires please contact Michael Butchatsky on 0403 050511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tamburlaine is Australia’s largest organic wine producer and features the Australian Certified Organic logo on its bottles. It has vineyards in the Hunter Valley and the cool climate region of Orange. Tamburlaine has a reputation for innovation and producing high quality wine with environmentally sound production techniques. It is rated 5 stars by leading wine authority James Halliday. Visit www.mywinery.com
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