• Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen

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2019 Pfeiffer Prosecco

Prosecco is an easy drinking, youthful “pfizz” with lifted apple and pear flavours.
Normal Price: $29.90
Wine Club Price: $26.91

Vintage 2019

Seal A crown seal has been used on our Pfeiffer Prosecco to maximise its flavour and freshness, and to eliminate the chances of cork taint.

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Fruit Sourcing King Valley

Harvest Date March 2019

Vintage Like most of south eastern Australia, Rutherglen experienced dry conditions in winter and spring of 2018. Our annual rainfall for 2018 was well below the average 565mm, with only 316mm falling for the year. With such low rainfall, we were forced to commence irrigation in late September to try to build canopy strength. Irrigation continued throughout the rest of the year, constantly throughout the summer and also during the harvest.  

We experienced one of our hottest summers on record, with several weeks of temperatures above 40C in January. These exceptionally hot and dry conditions resulted in low yields, particularly in Chardonnay for the whites (which was around 40% down), in Shiraz for the reds (which was around 50%) and in our Muscat and Topaques (which were around 50% down). Overall our yields were 25-30% lower than forecasted.

Vintage commenced on the 21st February, with Pinot Grigio, Frontignac and Shiraz all being harvested on the first day. We experienced yet another compressed vintage, with 90% of our intake being harvested in 5 weeks and the remaining 10% of our intake being harvested in the subsequent 4 weeks. This of course put a lot of pressure on fermenter space, refrigeration and our staff, with such an intense period in the vintage.

Fruit quality is good, with the white varieties showing strong varietal characters and surprisingly good acidity given the hot weather. Our red wines have exceptional deep and dark purple colours, with ripe, generous and concentrated flavours, very much reflective of the vintage. Our fortified wines have performed strongly as well, with our Portuguese varieties for our port styles being particularly good and our Muscat and Topaque wines having great lusciousness and depth of flavour.

Winemakers Comments Our Prosecco grapes were machine harvested in the cool of the night, and were immediately crushed and pressed to retain the delicate fruit characters in the wine. Only the free run juice was used for this wine, which was cold settled and clarified prior to fermentation. Post settling, the juice was racked into a stainless steel tank where it was fermented at 12-14 ºC for approximately 10 days.

At the completion of primary fermentation, the wine was kept on its yeast lees in tank for 6 months maturation, with weekly agitation of the lees to build mouthfeel and texture. The wine was then cold stabilized, fined and clarified in preparation for its secondary ferment. The secondary ferment occurred in specialized pressure tanks, which ensures the wine holds the CO2 (the bubbles) created through fermentation. At the completion of secondary fermentation in tank, the wine was again filtered under pressure (to retain the gas) and final adjustments (sugar, acid and sulphur) were added to finish the wine prior to bottling.

Our 2019 Pfeiffer Prosecco is a refreshing wine, with lovely aromas of green apples and Beurre Bosc pears. The palate is vibrant and zesty, with a soft, delicate texture and a crisp, savoury finish.

Yeast IOC18-2007 Yeast – a yeast specifically used in the production of sparkling wines.

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Allergens Preservative (220) Added.

Technical Details Res. Sugar 8.08g/L       
pH 3.02 
TA 5.45 g/L       
Alcohol 11.5% v/v
Dissolved CO2 9.16