Inverquharity Vineyard (the name derived from when it was first operated as farming property) is a 10 year old, 1.2 hectare vineyard.The wines are made at nearby Frogmore Creek by Alain Rousseau. A relatively small player in the landscape, I’m unsure of the marketability of the name as it wraps so far around the label that you have to turn the bottle 90º to read it.
Inverquharity, Sparkling, Pinot Noir, Coal River Valley, 2013
Made “from predominantly Pinot Noir fruit.” Light peach blush colour. Sweetish, pinot dominant nose with pink marshmallow, peach cobbler and preserved lemon aromas. An Aperol/bitter orange character with light baked ham and steely, briny mid palate. Refreshing acidity before slightly thin finish with a sliced white mushroomy earthiness from maturity. A sound expression.
Wine sample courtesy of gift.