The Tasmanian wine adventures continue! The thing I was most excited about Tasmania was the sparkling wine. As some of you may know, I am a bit of a bubbles girl who doesn’t need an excuse to drink the good stuff. Don’t worry there will be a big blog post on the 20+ cellar doors we visited on our trip, however right now I want to introduce you to the Clover Hill 2012 Blanc de Blancs.
The Clover Hill cellar door is in northern Tasmania on the Tamar Valley wine route. And let me tell you, they make some darn good sparkling wines! However before I get to that, let me tell you about their absolutely gorgeous, in fact, just a bit breathtaking, cellar door. It’s stunning! If you’re after a modern cellar door with gorgeous views, then this spot needs to be on your Tassie cellar door list. Plus their customer service was brilliant considering there was one lady and a good 20 or so people in the cellar door.
Clover Hill specialises in sparkling and believe in making “refined sparkling wine to rival that of great Champagne houses”. They were established in the mighty good year of 1986 – the property was previously a dairy farm.
It was this 2012 Blanc de Blancs my palate fell in love with at the cellar door. It was that alluring, I had to buy one for $65 to take back to our AirBnb to enjoy the following night. My parents and Mr. Spitton and I enjoyed every last drop!
Here are the notes, the 4 of us murmured out as we devoured it:
Pale lemon shade on the eye with lovely little dancing bubbles on the eye. The nose made me think of peaches, pears, lemon, and hazelnuts. While in the mouth it’s super smooth and juicy with a wonderfully refreshing acidity to it. The perfect aperitif to be enjoyed with great company – even if that company was me, myself and I 😉
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!