Levantine Hill Estate has just released its latest vintage Sparkling Rosé, featuring a new and special edition label designed by renowned Australian illustrator Alexandra Nea.
Only 300 cases of the 2015 Sparkling Rosé are available for sale, first to Levantine Hill’s Inner Circle members, and what remains, to the public.
The special art on the label this year features the iconic wine barrels designed by renowned architects Fender Katsalidis. These barrel forms are iconic at Levantine Hill’s award-winning restaurant venue, which overlooks the magnificent views of the lush vineyards.
Winemaker Paul Bridgeman said, “The 2015 Sparkling Rosé delivers on our vision of producing expressive sparkling wines that have had extended maturation to enhance their intensity.’’
“This 2015 traditional method sparkling Rosé wine features a hybrid of elegance with vitality, intensity and breadth of expression. Our intention was to allow this cuvee to age for an extended period on lees, both in barrel prior to and in bottle post-tirage, to give us that richness’’ Mr Bridgeman said.
Grapes for the 2015 vintage were hand-picked from the single planting of Pinot Noir Clone D2V6 in Levantine Hill’s Colleen’s Paddock vineyard. Cuvee taille juice was lightly racked to a single 1000-litre aged French oak foudre for fermentation. Elevage was undertaken on yeast lees for nine months prior to blending and tiraged for secondary fermentation in bottle. Each bottle is aged on its lees for three and a half years prior to disgorging. This extended period of ageing on its autolyzing yeast lees has contributed further richness, width and complexity to its innate elegance and finesse.
“Levantine Hill’s sparkling wine has proven to be very popular, offering an expressive yet elegant finish, beautifully bottled in a uniquely designed label by Australian illustrator Alexandra Nea.,” Managing Director Samantha Jreissati said.
Illustrator Alexandra Nea said “It has been a great honour to once again collaborate with Levantine Hill on the creation of a celebratory illustration for their latest Sparkling Rosé release, the 2015 vintage. This vintage we chose to showcase the signature wine barrel designs at Levantine Hill’s renowned restaurant, with glimpses of the vineyards and lush green rolling hills of the Yarra Valley through the striking black architectural windows that frame the venue. A bottle (or two!) of the 2015 Levantine Hill Sparkling Rosé presented in its gorgeous gift box will elevate any occasion, big or small to one of a very special, memorable celebration.’’
Photos provided by Levantine Hill
Producer – Levantine Hill
Designer – Levantine Hill, featuring illustration by Alexandra Nea
Varietal – Sparkling Rosé – 100% Pinot Noir
Region – Yarra Valley
Printing Press – Digital
Stock – Jade Raster
Embellishments – Foil, Spot UV