Reserve wines are from low-yielding vines producing superior grapes showing intense fruit flavours and pure varietal expression. The winemaking philosophy is to achieve "balance" of flavour, structure and texture.
Reserve wines are more complex than the Mills Reef range and by matching them with food can greatly enhance your dining experience.
Delightful aromas of fresh peach and vanilla biscuit, granny smith apples with grapefruit citrus nuances, and whisps of bready autolysis character. Fresh acidity beautifully balances the restrained fruit sweetness of lemon citrus and apple, with a lingering marmalade character. The very fine persistent mousse carries delicious breadyness to an off-dry honeyed finish.
Crafted in the traditional way, the base wine was fermented, then transferred to pressure tested sparkling wine bottles. A secondary fermentation was initiated in bottle to create the fine mousse (bubbles). The wine was then aged on yeast lees in situ, with frequent turning to allow its rich flavours to develop. After disgorging the yeast lees, the bottles were topped with a sweetened liqueur before finally closing with cork.