From our growing experience of the Mount Barrow site and the making of methodé traditionnelle wines, the Grand Jeté style is evolving.
The vineyard naturally delivers a fine, mineral line of acidity which sets the style as aperitif, - crisp & bright. It is generously fruit-driven & the dosage is crafted to balance the fine acidity.
The first notes that rise from the glass, reveal a generosity of fruit entwined with the evocative aromas that define méthode traditionnelle wines.
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir embrace as vibrant citrus, white peach and a fine mineral acidity of Chardonnay meld with Pinot Noir’s violet notes and supple red berry fruits that give a richness to the palate.
As time on lees extends, the autolysing yeasts release their essence into the wine to allow the primary fruit to immerse in the flavours of brioche, nutmeal and cracked grain, which complement the fruit and bestow a profound texture to the wine.
This very fine, fruit style sparkling wine is layered in flavours which are enhanced by a gentle, soft mousse & a tight acid balance. Further time in bottle will allow this wine to develop and integrate.
Drink from now - 2025
WinemakingpH: 2.96 Acidity: 9 g/l Dosage: 7 g/l Alcohol: 12% v/v
Double Gold Medal - Six Nations Wine Challenge 2015
Gold Medal - World Wine Championships Sparkling Wines Challenge (Chicago) 2015
Gold Medal - Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships (UK) 2015
Silver Medal - Perth Royal Wine Show (AUS) 2015
93 points - Erin Larkin
2022 Halliday Wine Companion
The 2015 Grand Jeté continues the journey for winemaker, Janice McDonald. The sourcing is from Mount Barker, the grape mix is Chardonnay (51%) and Pinot Noir (49%) and time on yeast lees is 48 months.
Beautifully fresh and bright with the scent of citrus blossom, biscuit and apple crumble. That zing of acidity throughout makes it perfect aperitif fare, the palate broadening ever so slightly to include a dense mealyness, ginger snap and a touch of grilled almonds. Keeps things tight and buzzing. A good drink all round.
91 points - Jeni Port
5 stars - Fergal Gleeson
93 points - Steve Leszczynski