Seppelt has released a new range of sparkling wines Pierlot by Seppelt. The name pays homage to Charles Pierlot, the Champagne winemaker who pioneered Australian sparkling wine production using the traditional method at the Great Western winery in Seppelt in 1890.
Composed of a Brut Cuvée and a Brut Rosé, the Pierlot by Seppelt range offers sparkling wines that consumers can rely on for quality and style. Crafted by Seppelt’s winemaking team, led by Clare Dry, the new range plays a special role in the label’s stable of wines.
“We are proud to launch Pierlot by Seppelt, a series of wines that honor our past and help celebrate the future,” says Dry. “These wines are an elegant tribute to our sparkling roots and pair perfectly with food, friends and celebrations.”
Composed of classic sparkling varietals; pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot meunier, the new versions are made with exceptional quality fruit from Victoria’s famous cool-climate Henty region.
“The majority of grapes in this range come from our Drumborg vineyard – a special site first planted in 1964, with the primary purpose of producing world-class sparkling wines.”
Both varieties are elegant and delicate, offering remarkable length. The Cuvée Brut has notes of lemon cream, crisp green apple and freshly baked brioche and the Brut Rosé has delicate notes of strawberry and crisp red apple with a creamy lees texture.
“It’s nice to make two great styles of wine bearing the name of Charles Pierlot, a gentleman who was instrumental in establishing Seppelt’s reputation for making quality traditional method wines,” says Dry.
To celebrate the release, racing fans at this year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival will be among the first to taste the wines, with Pierlot by Seppelt available in all Victoria Racing Club bars and restaurants. A Pierlot by Seppelt bar will also appear within the park grounds at Flemington Racecourse from Saturday 29th October to Saturday 5th November.
Pierlot by Seppelt wines (RRP $30) are now available exclusively at Dan Murphy’s and select BWS stores nationwide.