Balgownie Premium Cuvee Brut
$1999each
$239DOZEN
WineryBalgownie
Fruit Chardonnay PinotNoir
Regions Yarra Valley
  Victoria
Each $19.99
$239.00
Available by the dozen
Balgownie's Yarra Valley vineyards were planted in 2003 to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with a view to exploiting the slow ripening temperate climes and rich soils of the region for the creation of exquisite and stylish sparkling wines. Vinified to a combination of new and old world winemaking techniques, the tradtional cepage of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is partially barrel fermented in seasoned oak before being treated to a term of extended lees contact, infusing the palate with rich yeasty brioche characters and refined textural creaminess.
The emergence of Balgownie Estate as a preminent winemaker in the 1970s led to the rapid expansion of the central goldfields wine growing region and was a significant player in the rebirth of the Victorian wine industry as a whole. In 1999, fine wine enthusiasts Des and Rod Forrester assumed proprietorship of Balgownie and set about updating the vineyards and winery. The Forresters embarked on a search for the idyllic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir site, eventually identifying a property in the Yarra Valley where they established seven hectares of closely managed vines. Crafted to Methode traditionelle, Balgownie Brut is rested on sediments before completing secondary fermentation in bottle. Alcohol 12.5%
TASTING NOTES
Pale golden colour with clear, sparkling bead. Bright and lifted aromas of citrus and new seasons apple with hints of guava and passionfruit. Lovely fine palate showing cut stonefruit, lemon and biscuit complexity, light tangy citrus acids and a hint of red berry fruit characters before an elegant crisp finish. The aperitif wine of choice, choose Balgownie to accompany hors d'oeuvres, appetizers and nibbles.
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Regions Yarra Valley
  Victoria
  Each $23.99
  $285.00
Available by the dozen
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Fruit Shiraz
Regions Bendigo
  Victoria
  Each $23.99
  $287.00
Available by the dozen
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Fruit CabernetSauv Merlot
Regions Bendigo
  Victoria
  Each $21.99
  $261.00
Available by the dozen
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Balgownie Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
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Fruit Cabernet Sauvignon
Regions Bendigo
  Victoria
  Each $39.99
  $479.00
Available in cartons of six
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Fruit Chardonnay
Regions
  Victoria
  Each $39.99
  $477.00
Available in cartons of six
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Fruit Shiraz
Regions Bendigo
  Victoria
  Each $39.99
  $479.00
Available in cartons of six
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Balgownie Pinot Gris
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Fruit Pinot Grigio
Regions Yarra Valley
  Victoria
  Each $23.99
  $285.00
Available by the dozen
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Balgownie Pinot Noir
WineryBalgownie
Fruit Pinot Noir
Regions Yarra Valley
  Victoria
  Each $23.99
  $285.00
Available by the dozen
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Balgownie Premium Cuvee Brut
WineryBalgownie
Fruit Chardonnay PinotNoir
Regions Yarra Valley
  Victoria
  Each $19.99
  $239.00
Available by the dozen
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Balgownie Sauvignon Blanc
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Fruit Sauvignon Blanc
Regions Yarra Valley
  Victoria
  Each $21.99
  $263.00
Available by the dozen
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Balgownie Sparkling Cuvee Rose NV
WineryBalgownie
Fruit Shiraz PinotNoir
Regions Bendigo & Yarra Valley
  Victoria
  Each $19.99
  $239.00
Currently out of stock
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Balgownie Sparkling Shiraz
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Fruit Shiraz
Regions Bendigo
  Victoria
  Each $26.99
  $323.00
Available in cartons of six
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About Balgownie Winery
Balgownie Estate is one of Australia's great small vineyards located near the historic gold mining town of Bendigo in central Victoria, just 150km northwest of Melbourne
Here, on the rich soils of Maiden Gully, the well-known and highly regarded winemaker Stuart Anderson established the vineyards and winery in 1969. In 1999 Balgownie Estate was purchased by the Forrester family, passionate wine lovers with a determination to build on the Estate's illustrious history. Today, the Bendigo vineyard has expanded to thirty hectares with plantings of cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, pinot noir, and chardonnay as well as smaller quantities of merlot cabernet franc, sangiovese and viognier. Balgownie»