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2011 ‘Iola’ Blanc de Blancs (Late Disgorged) 750mL

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Our Vintage sparkling wine (Blanc de Blancs) is made from only Chardonnay grapes using the traditional method. The current vintages have had extensive time on lees to develop yeasty characteristics and rich citrus flavours. These wines have fine persistent bubbles and should be enjoyed at every opportunity or occasions large and small; happy and sad.

This vintage sparkling is named “Iola” in honour of Lyn’s mother, Iola Miles.

The 2011 season was wetter and cooler than average, so the grapes were much slower to ripen and accumulate sugars. Overall this resulted in a reduced volume but high quality Chardonnay grapes, picked on 20 March. The first tranche of this sparkling Blanc de Blancs was late disgorged in late 2023 after 12 years on lees. It is proving to be a worthy successor to our 2008 and 2009 vintages.

This wine pairs beautifully with oysters, lobster, pate, and creamy desserts, where the acid balances out sweetness.

Alcohol content: 12.0% (7.1 standard drinks)
Size: 750 mL

More about this wine

2011 season

Whilst the average summer temperature was slightly lower than the long-term average it was almost 2 degrees cooler (21C) than last year. The flowering period in December was particularly cool. There were only 2 days during summer where the temperature exceeded 30C.
Whilst wetter than the previous year, our summer rainfall matched the long- term average of about 145mm. There were more wet days (43) than last year (21) and as a consequence, on average there were 2 hours less sunshine per day than the previous summer. Similarly, autumn was cooler and wetter than last year, with almost 200mm of rain falling in autumn, including a large fall during vintage in early April.
This helps explain why the grapes were much slower to ripen and accumulate sugars this year.
The Chardonnay was picked on 20 March for sparkling, the Riesling on 10 April and the Pinot noir on 20 April.

Technical details

Alcohol content 12.0% (7.1 standard drinks)



Dosage 4.6

Bottles produced 2400

Date picked

Preservative and allergen information

We use a small amount of sulphur-based preservative (224) in all of our wines and Verjuice to stabilise the wine and ensure a long life.

All of our still wines are packaged on a bottling line that may have traces of nut products. We do not use any nuts as part of our production process.

Our white wines may contain traces of dairy products (skim milk) remaining in the wine after the fining and filtration process.

Our red wines are vegan-friendly wines, as we do not use any animal products in their production.

Packaging and recycling information

Our sparkling wine is labelled with recyclable waterproof labels (designed to remain intact in ice buckets!) and biodegradable inks. The cap, cage (muselet), foil and glass bottle are fully recyclable.

Our natural cork stopper can be composted at home or via compost collection, or recycled through ReCork (available at select Dan Murphy’s stores across Australia).

All of our still wines are labelled with compostable paper-based labels for each varietal and a handwritten year; this allows us to eliminate duplication of labels for different vintages. The screw cap and glass bottle are fully recyclable.

We ship all of our wine using recycled cardboard packaging. Sparkling wine is packaged during bottling; still wine is packaged during order processing. You may receive different packages depending on availability. We reuse boxes from tasting events and within our storage facility.