Country- Australia

Region- Victoria

Grape- 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir

Producer- Deakin Estate is a substantial family-owned vineyard and winery located in the Mildura region of north-west Victoria. The property was purchased in 1967 and named in honour of Alfred Deakin, a former Australian Prime Minister who pioneered irrigation in this arid region.

Winery- The juice was fermented slowly at cool temperatures using classic sparkling wine yeast. Ten percent of barrel-aged reserve wine was added to the blend, before the secondary tank fermentation and extended lees ageing.

Taste- A complex, elegant nose with citrus and bready notes leads to a fresh, appley palate, followed by a soft, mouth filling finish.

Azahara, Deakin Estate, NV