Who doesn’t love a magnum (that’s 1.5 litres!) of bubbles?
Our Melbourne family pulled a bottle of this out and my eyes were like ‘wow’!
It’s made by Engine Room Wines in the Adelaide Hills and is a Blanc de Blanc made from 100% Chardonnay. I found it wonderfully crisp and refreshing with silvery coloured bubbles, lemon sherbet, stone fruits and notes of orange with a sprinkling of nuts coming through. Super smooth and easy drinking. Bang for your buck!
Casey started Travelling Corkscrew in 2010 and has been wine blogging ever since. She has completed her WSET level 2 and 3 and is currently based in Tasmania, Australia. When she's not drinking wine and blogging, she runs an SEO & Google Ads company and hangs out with Mr Spittoon, her two kids and two furbabies.
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