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2013 Brut Pinot Noir Chardonnay

This is the thirteenth release of Brut from Leeuwin Estate and is a fine example of bottle fermented sparkling wine made using traditional techniques. 

Variety: 66% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay 
Alcohol: 12.5%
Cellaring Potential: 5-6 years from release

Primary, bright and delicate, the nose features lemon, apple and grapefruit. Beneath lie layers of nougat, brioche, toasted cashews and elevated jasmine. The palate is tight with subtle texture and a fine bead. Lemon and grapefruit are the leading fruits, offset with almond meal through the mid palate and crisp, fine acid structure.

90 points

"Leeuwin Estate has achieved elegance and finesse in a region in which such virtues are rare in sparkling. Crunchy apple and pear fruit is structured with firm acidity and finished with refreshingly dry dosage. Two-and-a-half years on lees has built texture and almond meal complexity without disrupting fruit purity and drive."

Tyson Stelzer