Pelorus



A fresh, aperitif style sparkling wine with apple crisp flavours, underpinned by nutty yeast complexity derived from two years bottle maturation on lees.

A fresh, aperitif style sparkling wine with apple crisp flavours, underpinned by nutty yeast complexity derived from two years bottle maturation on lees.



The crispy sophistication

Subtly combining fresh and fruity Chardonnay notes with rich and savoury hints of Pinot Noir.


Nose
A fresh combination of Chardonnay led citrus and pear fruits underpinned by savoury tones from the Pinot Noir component and characters reminiscent of grilled bread and brioche
Palate
Deliciously crisp with toasty, creamy complexity, enhanced by a lingering nutty finish. Richly textured yet with a dry sophistication
Marlborough
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes are sourced from a combination of vineyards located within the Wairau Valley
Free-draining gravel based soils with shallow sandy-loam horizons
clear sky
Today
11°C
51°F
Tim Heath
Senior Winemaker
We are not after big, bright, loud flavours; what we are after is pastel colour flavours; apple skin, flowers, light citrus. Elegance meets complexity in a melange of crispness and toasted brioche.
How it was made

All Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes are pressed without crushing. Juice is given a short period of settling before racking and inoculation with a pure strain of Montrachet yeast. The base wines are fermented and aged in a mixture of stainless steel tanks, large oak vats and small French oak barrels.
Following a spontaneous malolactic fermentation the wines are left to age on lees for a further eight months prior to blending each November.
The chardonnay predominant blend is put on tirage using prise de mousse yeast the following February and subsequently allowed to attain a minimum of two years lees ageing in the bottle before disgorgement.

Must know
Pelorus
Marlborough
  • For consumption 6°C 7°C
  • Cellaring potential 5Years7Years
  • Alcohol 12.8 %
  • pH 3.23
  • Varietal Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
  • Residual sugar 8.0 g/L
  • Acid 6.6 g/L
  • Closure Natural Cork