Last week I featured a champagne style sparkling from Jansz wines. This time I’m moving Sparkling Saturday to Oakdene winery in the Bellarine Penisula. Number 10 in the advent wine calendar is the 2012 Oakdene Matilda Sparkling Blanc de Noirs.
This sparkling wine is a 100% sparkling Pinot Noir. While you may think it would be a sparking red, which I love, this one is a white!
With many classic wine varieties on the Oakdene shelf, I sampled this wine at the Pinot Palooza festival.
Pinot Palooza is a festival of Pinot Noir, in the style of a music festival; all the superstars of Pinot Noir in one spot where you can rock out to the music playing while you taste!
Now, back to the wine…
The Oakdene Matilda Sparkling is a crisp but not an overly dry sparkling. It’s slightly sweet, with a subtle creaminess. The super small bubbles will have you rocking out your Saturday like The Weekend!
“Pale straw with a salmon blush. Lifted notes of stone fruit, and bright red fruit aromas, followed by brioche and toast characters. Fine persistent mousse, with obvious bready autolysis, and red fruit Pinot Noir influence, balanced by firm acidity and a long, dry finish.” http://www.oakdene.com.au
Until next time winos,