Friday, June 14, 2013

It's what we call Champagne Friday

A tradition in the Sims household is Champagne Friday but I think the French may not like me calling it that if it's not a real French Champagne.
SO, none of our bubblies can have that title. This Friday on the way home I purchased a Yarra Burn 2008 Blanc de Blancs from the Yarra Valley not far from Melbourne. Dame Nellie Melba, the famous Australian opera singer had a property in the area. It was one those first wine growing districts in Victoria and the Swiss family de Castella planted some of the first vines.

From the Yarra Burn website
Made entirely from Chardonnay, the Yarra Burn Blanc de Blancs is crafted from premium cold climate vineyards in the Upper Yarra Valley. Grapes were hand harvested to ensure elegance of structure, then after winemaking, aged on lees for 4 years. The result is an outstanding sparkling Blanc de Blancs exhibiting true Yarra Valley terroir.

With the weekend coming up, I wonder what Monday's post will bring - I may have a surprise in store for people who like motor bikes. Something of a rarity has been restored and I'm off to a launch party to see it fire up. I'm also taking something that I'm restoring that is connected to its past.

1 comment:

  1. In my time I've tasted some fairly mediocre Champagne and a lot of fantastic 'bubbles' from elsewhere in France and the rest of the world.

    Next time I'm in the supermarket I'll look out for some from the Yarra Valley - although not when we are in France, as the selection of wine from the rest of the world is very small.

    In trade terms perhaps that's a good thing.


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