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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:27 pm 
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Hardy's is a rubbish label...right up there with Blossom Hill.

But this is nice...bone dry lemon with a touch of biscuit.

3 years bottle age I guess has given it that slight biscuity quality.

When do the Aussies bottle their wines, Mel ?

Gives Montana's sparkler a run for it's money.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:46 pm 
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What on earth do you mean, when do they bottle their wines? In champagne there's a requirement to bottle age for a minimum period. Not sure that applies down south.

Actually, was in Germany last week at a sparkling wine producer and they disgorge to order. They keep it on the lees until they've run out of wine and then disgorge a bit more, etc. As Louis Roederer, but cheaper.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:13 pm 
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Am I being thick ? :roll:

I just assumed that all Australian wine changed vintage at the same time.

For eg all Marlborough sauv changes vintage in September so is presumably bottled in August.

I just wondered whether the wine in question had had 3 years bottle age by now or less.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:44 pm 
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No, there's no set time, unless you mean do they have to leave it on the lees for a set amount of time like champagne.

I imagine it's a massive batch, which will be disgorged, not to order exactly, but in line with a great big spreadsheet.

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