Add some sparkle to your living gift with a bottle of locally made Happs Cremant Sparkling Chenin Blanc, The Happs Cremant is made in a time honoured and traditional way from Chenin Blanc which undergoes secondary fermentation in the bottle to produce a fresh, vibrant, fruity, sparkling wine with a long creamy palate.
2013 Vintage, 750ml 13% Alc/Vol.
Notes from Happs: “Cremant” is a traditional French name given to sparkling wines made outside the famous Champagne wine area that still utilise the traditional Champenoise method. As such we thought it the perfect name for our traditional method sparkling wine from Chenin blanc. The term literally translates to “creamy” and this also suits the creamy mouthfeel of this wine. We have used Chenin blanc to produce our sparkling wine because we like the fruitiness and acidity this grape variety brings to the style and greatly admire the sparkling Chenin blanc wines made in the Loire Valley ( Cremant de Loire )
AROMA: A lifted aroma of pear, hay, lychee and pastry with hints of tropical fruit and cut grass.
PALATE: Delicate and restrained with flavours of pear and lychee and a hint of crème brulee. The mouthfeel is lively and chalky with an attractive fine bead.
VARIETY: 100% Chenin Blanc.
Situated at the northern end of the Margaret River region, the Happ family established their vineyard at Dunsborough in 1978 (the home vineyard). Following their success a second much larger property was acquired at Karridale 60km south. The Karridale vineyard was planted in 1994 and has no less than 28 different varieties established now. This is a beautiful part of the world with gently sloping hills, ancient soils and giant trees. Summers are dry but the fine and balmy Autumn months allow the fruit to slowly ripen and retain an array of flavours.
Erl Happ is the driving force behind Happs vineyard, a passionate, energetic & unconventional character who loves to experiment with varieties & winemaking techniques and is not afraid to challenge conventional thinking. His aim is to maximise the development of fruit flavours and to make natural wines as free from preservatives as possible.
Happs Cremant Sparkling Chenin Blanc
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