Redbank is nestled in the high country of the North East Victorian alpine region, where the vineyards are often covered in snow in winter and shrouded in cloud during other times of the year. The winemaker and viticulturalist work closely with a dedicated ‘family’ of carefully selected independent growers to complement the fruit grown on their own estate vineyard and create the finest cool-climate wines.
WineStar Sparkling of the Year 2018
Tyson Stelzer’s Sparkling Wine of the Year Under $20
If you’re chasing big party fizz with bang for your buck, I’ve found you just the thing. After a hiatus last year, I’ve reinstated my Best Sparkling Wine of the Year under $20, thanks to one cuvée clocking in at 90 points.
67% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir. The blend of just two family-run vineyards at the cool heights of 860m and 550m in Victoria’s alpine country, this is a crunchy and fruity style that celebrates the tension of the King Valley. At this price, the complexity and texture of lees maturation in bottle are impossible to dial up. What you get instead is the fruity and friendly appeal of cool climate chardonnay and pinot noir, balancing red apple and pear fruit with lemon tang and taut acidity in a clean, primary blend of refreshing integrity and great value. The ultimate big party toast. Drink: 2018-2019; Price: $16.00; Alcohol: 11.5%; Rating: 90 Points & Tyson Stelzer’s Sparkling Wine of the Year Under $20; Annual Sparkling Report 2018
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