A brand new release from Seppelt. Named after Frenchman Charles Pierlot, who was employed in 1890 by Hans Irvine (who purchased the Best’s vineyards after Joseph Best’s passing) to craft some of Australia’s first Méthode Traditionelle wines. Traditional grapes of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Pinot Meunier. Winemaker is Clare Dry.
Seppelt, Pierlot, Brut Rosé, Great Western, NV
Easy blush hue. Rich and expressive with plenty of red fruit: sliced strawberries and cherry halves supported by yeasty brioche. Fun and bright with leesy yeasty mid palate depth and a zesty, crisp acidity. Plenty of summer racing carnival fun ahead with this one.
Rating: 18.25/20 (93/100)
Wine initially tasted at Treasury Premium Brands 2022 Portfolio tasting, at which I was a guest.