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

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2020 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 2020

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 2020

Vintage Like most of south eastern Australia, Rutherglen experienced dry conditions in winter and spring of 2019. Our annual rainfall for 2019 was well below the average 565mm, with only 356mm 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.

Unfortunately, like many other wine regions in Australia, we experienced the devastating effects of the 2019/2020 bushfires, and the impact of smoke exposure to our vineyards, both the family owned and our long term growers.

After extensive analytical and organoleptical testing of both our fruit and micro ferments (we conducted 70 micro ferments prior to the start of vintage), we made the heartbreaking decision to reject approximately 70% of our normal intake.  Fortunately, we were able to draw on our industry friends and colleagues, who helped us source fruit from other regions across Victoria, that weren’t smoke affected, including Great Western, Bendigo, Heathcote, Nagambie and Swan Hill.

Generally speaking, yields were naturally low, due to the continued dry conditions of the season. The quality of the fruit that was harvested was very good, particularly in the reds. The low yields saw very good colour development, with the fuller varieties of Shiraz, Durif, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo being the highlights of the season. Our white varieties were expressive of their varietal characters, with the textural varieties of Chardonnay and Vermentino being the highlights. 

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 2020 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.

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Vegan Friendly Yes

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

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