Freeman Prosecco

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FREEMAN’VINEYARDS   Freeman Vineyards is located in the Hilltops region of New South Wales. This’specialist’ family’ wine’ company was established in’ 1999 by viticulturist’ Dr Brian Freeman, previously’ the’ professor’of’Wine’Science’at’Charles Sturt’University, Wagga Wagga. The 175Hhectare’estate comprises’several elevated’vineyard’blocks located’within a’radius of 10 kilometres on a 560Hmetre ridge.’This high and cool location and’the’wellHstructured freeHdraining decomposed granite soils’that’have proven ideally suited to’viticulture.

VITICULTURE’&’WINEMAKING  This’delicate’dry’sparkling’wine’is’a’fitting’addition’to’the’Italian’inspired’Freeman’portfolio.’A’hectare’ of’ the’ home Altura’ vineyard’ was’ planted’ in’ 2011 to’ two’ clones’ of’ the’ traditional’ Italian’ variety’ Prosecco,’ with’ the’ intention’ of’ producing’ an’ authentic’ expression’ of the’ grape, most’ commonly associated’ with the’ Veneto’ region’ of’ northern’ Italy.’ These’ relatively’ young’ vines’ have’ adapted’ remarkably’well’to’their’hilltop’site, as’this excellent 2017 harvest’attests. The’ripe’grapes’were’picked’in’early’February’and’gently’pressed’prior’to’the’initial’fermentation’in stainless steel’vats.’Subsequently,’half’was’barrel’fermented’and’lees’stirred’to’contribute’complexity’ and’a’ creamy’ texture’ to’ the’wine’prior’ to’ its’ secondary’ tank’ fermentation – known’ in Italy’as’ the’ ‘Metodo’Martinotti’’– or’more’commonly, as’the’Charmat’process.’Minimal’dosage’prior’to’bottling’ under pressure’ and cork’ creates’ a’ dry, lightly’ effervescent’ and’ vivacious’ style that’ mirrors’ its’ European’origins.

TASTING’NOTES   A’white’gold colour’with’gentle’citrus’highlights’FREEMAN’ Prosecco’ 2017 displays’a’persistent’ fine’ dry,’creamy’effervescence’and’classic’sherbet and’pear’aromas.’Soft and’yet’sprightly’on’the’palate’ with’flavours’ of’ crunchy’ pear’ complemented’ by’a’ smidge’ of’ creamy’ yeast complexity’and’delicate’ acidity,’it’refreshes’to’the’very’last’sip…