Established in 1851, Seppelt Great Western is one of Australia's oldest wineries and has earned a reputation for producing premium quality wines that possess elegance and style. In addition, Seppelt has created some of the most awarded sparkling wines in Australian show history. Seppelt Fleur de Lys Chardonnay Pinot Noir is a popular, non-vintage blend made from several vintages of base wines, to create a sparkling wine that has complexity and consistency of style from year to year.
Made predominantly from the classic sparkling wine grape varieties of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Fleur de Lys Chardonnay Pinot Noir is soft and elegant in style with subtle, integrated fruit and yeast aromas.
|Region||South East Australia|
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The nose is fresh with strawberry fruit, a touch of creamy yeast and grassiness.
The delicate fruit characters follow through onto the palate with a touch of biscuit and fresh dough. The finish is long and elegant with a refreshing crisp, citrus finish.
This viticultural ‘super zone’ covering almost one third of Australia is a showcase of diversity in varieties, terroir and style. The so-called engine room of the Aussie industry, the best fruit converges for single varietal and blends for all palates.
As a Hospitality Manager at Melbourne’s Hilton Hotel, Adam’s affinity for the wine industry became so apparent that he enrolled in a Bachelor of Wine Science degree at Charles Sturt University, graduating in 2003. In 2001 he was appointed Assistant Winemaker at Yering Station in the Yarra Valley where he remained for five years, gaining vintage experience in Burgundy in-between. Then in 2007 he moved to Margaret River to be a Winemaker at Xanadu Wines for a further five years. These days Adam proudly dons two winemaking hats, creating outstanding cool climate wines from across Victoria: in 2011 he commenced as Seppelt Winemaker and in 2016 added the responsibilities of being Winemaker for T’Gallant. He relishes the challenge of being in charge of two great Australian wine producers – Seppelt with its 165 year history and focus on cool climate sparkling, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Riesling from the Grampians, Heathcote and Henty regions; and the more eccentric T’Gallant, pioneers of Pinot Grigio and Gris in Australia based in the Mornington Peninsula.