Radenti R3 Sparkling
Radenti R3 Sparkling
"Radenti is doing a Krug, moving from vintage (the last ’11) to a blend of three vintages (40% ’12, 44% ’13, 16% ’14), the overall blend 70% chardonnay and 30% pinot noir. It is a vibrant wine, with fresh fruit flavours in a complex, textured frame. The extra year on cork has been beneficial, and will continue to build further complexity into the future."
- 96 points. James Halliday, The Australian Magazine Top 100 Wines
Radenti Sparkling, made since 1993, has evolved into one of the finest bubblies produced in Australia. Its deluxe treatment means that this monumental sparkling wine is complex, elegant and satisfying.
– Peter Forrestal, Gourmet Traveller Wine
Commencing in 1993, Radenti Sparkling was the first premium Sparkling wine produced on the East Coast of Tasmania and it has earned a formidable reputation for quality over the years, winning a swag of trophies and gold medals at various wine shows.
Radenti R3 follows on from the Gold Medal 2011 Radenti Sparkling and the significance of the name R3 is that three vintages (40% 2012, 44% 2013 16% 2014) were combined to create Radenti R3. Overall blend proportions are 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir.
Fruit for Radenti R3 was grown on the coolest part of our property, where remarkable delicacy of flavour is attained through careful management and slow ripening. This creates the foundation for a wine with true elegance and finesse. Further complexity is gained through long elevage in tank on lees and a further 7 years of maturation on lees.
Surging fine bubbles lift from the glass a glorious aroma of citrus fruit and delicate floral blossom honey. A complex palate displays an exquisitely layered spectrum of flavours from brioche, grapefruit, mandarin and clementine, honeyed nuts swathed with creamy, softy yeasty complexity. With each sip the palate is left refreshed by gentle acidity.
The benefit of extended maturation on yeast lees is evident in the harmonious palate and deliciously long, moreish aftertaste. Having been matured on lees prior to late disgorging and with more than 1 years time on cork, this wine is ready to drink now. It will however continue to develop further complexity over a 5 to 10 year period, if desired.
Drink: Now to 2028