Regarded as one of the oldest wineries in Mudgee, Craigmoor Estate is owned and managed by the Oatley family. Situated in the township of St. Leonards in New South Wales, the winery was founded in 1858 with the objective to craft wines of varietal clarity, focus and reflecting the fruit characteristics unique to the region.
The Chardonnay grapes used to craft this Craigmoor Sparkling were harvested early in the season and yeast fermented to retain rich fruit flavours and complexity. The base wine was re-fermented using the ‘Charmat’ method to produce a fine and delicate sparkling wine. This sparkling Chardonnay shows a pale straw colour. The perfumed bouquet exhibits floral fruit aromas, balanced by subtle yeast undertones lurking in the background. The crisp and fresh palate is rife with citrus fruit flavours, which coupled with subtle hints of bread and yeast, lead to a smooth and lingering finish. Made for consumption upon release, this sparkling white wine tastes marvellous with scrambled eggs, smoked salmon and potato chips.