Avondale Sky Benediction TM Sparkling 2014

Avondale Sky Winery


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Traditional Method Sparkling White

Residual Sugar 24.0 g/L

10.5% ABV

The 2014 growing season got off to a rocky start. A colder than average winter damaged some buds reducing the crop. A late spring frost killed off many shoots further reducing the crop. Post-tropical storm Arthur blew through during bloom destroying shoots and flowers reducing the crop yet again and causing a lot of extra work in the vineyard. Summer was fairly average but autumn was near perfect with warm dry weather allowing the surviving fruit to be harvested well in advance of frost at a level of ripeness not seen since 2010.

Winemaker's Notes:
Made in the traditional method this wine was fermented first in stainless steel then again in bottle. Fermented to a lower pressure than most traditional method sparklers (~ 60 psi) this wine style was inspired by German Sekt. This is an easy drinking style of bubbly meant for any occasion enjoyment.

Tasting Notes:
On the nose this wine shows notes of starfruit, key lime, green apple, and chalk. The palate is crisp, and refreshing with citrus and mineral notes leading to a chalky finish. This wine is balanced by a significant dosage but finishes quite dry due to the naturally high acidity in the Geisenheim grape.

Suggested Food Pairings:
This wine pairs well with almost any food, but is best enjoyed with oysters on the half shell or your favourite seafood crudo, or ceviche.

750 ml

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