In 1986, esteemed Champagne house - Louis Roederer partnered with the owners of Heemskerk Wines to produce Tasmania?s first premium vintage sparkling wine. They saw the similarities between the climate here and the famous wine region of their homeland.
2015 was quite a warm, mild year with higher yields than 2014 due to better fruit set. This resulted in a more fragrant and floral wine than the 2014. We had a lot of different batches of Pinot which we treated in a variety of ways. The resulting blend is about 10% whole bunch which adds a little stalky, savory complexity and 100% wild fermentation was used to make this wine. All batches were fermented in small open fermenters which were hand plunged daily. The wine was matured in French oak for 9 months with about 20% of the oak being new oak.