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

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2021 Pfeiffer Prosecco

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

Vintage 2021

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 2021

Vintage The growing season got off to a great start, with higher than average rainfall volumes falling in both Winter and Spring, giving us an total annual rainfall of 657mm for the year. **Regular rain events occurred through September to November, with December recording lower than average rainfall. These excellent conditions saw strong canopy growth and average to above average yields developing. **The beginning of summer was dry, yet mild, with only 3 days of temperatures exceeding 40˚C, just prior to Australia Day. This was followed by a significant rain event of around 50mm, which increased the disease pressure on some varieties that were approaching their harvest date.

February and March were also dotted with rain events, with 50mm and 60mm falling respectively, again leaving certain varieties close to harvest susceptible to fruit breakdown. The timing of picking was critical to the overall wine quality.

Overall, the season was around 2 weeks later than usual, with the vintage starting on 17th February with Alpine Valleys Pinot Grigio. The majority of the fruit was harvested in the second half of March, and into April, with rain events around Easter seeing our intake accelerate throughout the month of April, with the last fruit harvested on 30th April.

Quality is good, with white varieties showing lovely aromatics, and plenty of natural acidity, ensuring good longevity in the bottle. The red varieties show a diversity of style, with Shiraz performing well again across multiple sites, and our old vine Pinot Noir and Gamay looking particularly strong.

Our fortified varieties were unfortunately very low yielding and variable in quality. Our Portuguese varieties were affected by late rain, so we made the decision not to pursue a Vintage Fortified from 2021, but we have some real highlights in our Muscat and Muscadelle (for Topaque) from our Carlyle vineyard, which appear destined for our Grand and Rare soleras. 

I  am sure we will discover more vinous treasures in the cellar as time rolls on.

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 2021 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