2012 Sparkling Ondenc Cuvée
Ondenc was once an important variety in Gaillac and all over South West France. During the 19th century, Ondenc was brought to Australia, where it became known as Irvine's White at Great Western and Sercial in South Australia. It has now all but disappeared from Australia.
Colour • Mid straw, yellow.
Aroma • Honey and bee’s wax bubbles out of the glass with fruity, apple aromas and a slightly savoury yeast autolysis character.
Palate • A lovely, creamy, fine bead tickles the tonsils with honey and apple dominating the flavours. The mouth feel is quite rich with the autolysis character playing a more subtle role as the fruit flows right through to the long, creamy finish.
Peak Drinking • 2011-2016