I don’t see a lot of sparkling wine from the Hunter Valley, but this one, a first release from Bilgavia Estate, and made from 100% chardonnay, was of some interest. Its bubbles are medium in size, and persisted for some time in the glass. Aromatically, it has a restrained expression of green apple and some very light yeast notes can be found too with a bit of effort. The palate is dry, with quite high acid, a creamy mousse, medium length, and has reticent minerally notes of rocks, stones and light lemon citrus. A touch of yeast covers well the prominent acidity. Overall, this is a quite enjoyable and balanced sparkling wine that is ready to drink now, with some hints of complexity. Good
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