James Halliday’s Top 100 wines of 2022 have been released this weekend, and we are very excited that he has chosen the Seppelt 2017 Salinger Methode Traditionnelle Vintage Cuvee listed in the collection.
The elegant, labour-intensive wine, made using the traditional method of fermentation in the bottle, has been considered by many as the “Bargain of the year”, with a price of only $30 a bottle.
The Seppelt Salinger 2017 Vintage wine is a blend of 52% Pinot Noir, 42% Chardonnay and 6% Pinot Meunier fruit from the Seppelt Henty Vineyards in “Drumborg” the ultra-cool region of Victoria. The wine then spent a minimum of 4 years on tirage which has created delicate, fine beads that roll over the palate.
The Seppelt Salinger 2017 vintage is a pale white gold with a fine bead, Meyer lemon, macadamia and fresh granny smith apple aromas work with the fine flint and freshly baked brioche notes developed from the time spent ageing on lees. Over the palate, you will find delicate lemon curd, toasted brioche and creamy lees that balance a wine mineral acid structure.
The Seppelt name has long been associated with Sparkling wine, producing its first vintage in the 1890s when Hans Irvine and French winemaker Charles Pierlot first made sparking wine from the Great Western winery.
The wine is currently available at the Seppelt, Great Western Cellar Door. Seppelt Great Western is open 7 days a week. Tours into the underground cellars include historic cellars where the Seppelt Tour guides share a little of the historic winemaking story before taking you on a tasting of the Seppelt Sparkling wines that are currently available.
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