Tasmanian sparkling wine specialist Pirie has released the Pirie Late Disgorged 2011, the latest addition to its range of premium wines.

Handcrafted in the traditional method from select parcels of chardonnay and pinot noir grapes from Tasmania’s Tamar Valley, Pirie says the Late Disgorged represents the highest quality wine in the portfolio.

Pirie Late Disgorged has been 10 years in the making, spending the last decade on lees, and becoming Pirie’s first ten-year late disgorge wine from the 2011 Tasmanian vintage.

Pirie senior winemaker Tom Wallace says Pirie Late Disgorged is a must-try for all wine drinkers, showcasing just how good sparkling wine from Tasmania can be.

“It’s common knowledge among winemakers that Tasmania’s 2011 vintage is one to savour. Ten years on lees has been leading to this moment and Pirie Late Disgorged represents the pick of the vintage.

“It is a highlight of what we are capable of making at Pirie and what we want to achieve. It will only ever be produced in very strong years with the best parcels of fruit,” Wallace said.

Pirie Late Disgorged 2011 is ready to drink and will continue to develop over the next three years, and is available online for $145 per bottle.

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