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Mastering the Art of Pirie Late Disgorged 2011

Mastering the Art of Pirie Late Disgorged 2011

Champagne by Billy Huynh and Unsplash

Sparkling as an art form

Pirie Late Disgorged
Pirie Late Disgorged

Mastering the Art of Pirie Late Disgorged 2011

Uncorking the secrets of Pirie Late Disgorged 2011, a Tasmanian masterpiece from the infamous 2011 vintage, demands a connoisseur’s touch. This premium Australian sparkling wine, draped in golden hues, emanates the tempting aroma of freshly baked sourdough bread, with a zesty lemon curd freshness stealing the spotlight. The palate, bold and dynamic, dances with the cool-climate Tasmanian acidity, achieving the elusive balance that defines excellence. This elixir, poised for immediate indulgence, promises a gradual evolution over the next three years, rewarding the discerning palate.

But, how does one unlock the full potential of this liquid gem?

1. Keeping It Cool

Forget the ice bucket drama. Store it in a cool, dark haven, refraining from prolonged refrigeration. The sweet spot? A final temperature dance between 42.8 and 44.6 degrees.

Beware of over-chilling; it’s the saboteur of flavors. Prolonged fridge stays lead to a cork crisis, where dryness sets in, breaking the seal and speeding up oxidation. A wine faux pas we’d rather avoid.

2. The Gentle Pop

Champagne saucer by Harper Sunday and Unsplash
Champagne saucer by Harper Sunday and Unsplash

Glamorous cork pops may steal the show, but here’s the sommelier’s secret handshake. Thumb on top, keep it there until the cork makes its grand exit. A 45-degree bottle tilt, a cloth napkin shield, and a gentle twist – that’s the finesse behind the pop.

Heroics? Not here. Heroes keep their thumbs intact.

3. The Right Pour

Champagne saucer by Harper Sunday and Unsplash
Champagne saucer by Harper Sunday and Unsplash

Tilt the glass, just like a beer pour, to minimize froth. Optimal is pouring into a glass on the table – no repeated halts, no foam fiasco.

In flutes? A discreet hit on the sides lets more bubbles escape, enhancing the experience. But here’s the twist – flutes might not be the perfect match. A saucer, surprisingly, steals the spotlight by allowing flavors to flourish.

4. Measure Matters

Forget the full glass drama. A modest 10 centiliters, a tad under half a cup, is the golden rule. Keep it cold, and the joy lies in frequent refills.

5. Flute vs. Saucer

Champagne saucers by Becky Fantham and Unsplash
Champagne saucers by Becky Fantham and Unsplash

Brace yourself; conventional wisdom takes a turn. Flutes, the classic choice, might just restrict the flavor fireworks. The narrow top hampers aroma, limiting the taste adventure. Enter the saucer – unrestrictive, flavor-friendly, and perhaps the unexpected hero.

As a premium gift, Pirie Late Disgorged 2011 arrives in its personal carton, awaiting the touch of those who appreciate the finer artistry in a bottle. The perfect Christmas gift.

RRP: $145.00 per bottle

Stockist: tamarridge.com.au


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