Swift NV Rose
SPECIAL BUY 6 or more. Trophy Best Sparkling NSW; 95 points “..absolutely delicious”
Winner of the Best Sparkling Trophy at the NSW Wine Awards 2019
Trophy for Best Sparkling at the Orange Wine Show 2019.
Printhie Wines, established in 1996 is owned by the Swift family is a 5 Star rated Halliday winery in the high altitude, cool climate Orange region of NSW.
Swift is Printhie’s “méthode traditionnelle” sparkling brand made from the highest vineyards in NSW on the slopes of the extinct volcano Mt Canobolas. This elite range of sparkling has been handcrafted by world class winemaker Drew Tuckwell. Exceptional winemaking, cool climate craftsmanship and luxury of time has created a trophy winning range of sparkling wine.
Their passion for sparkling is demonstrated by the patience required to ensure each bottle of Swift Sparkling has been aged to perfection before release. Spending at least 5 years on lees with some up to 10 years for our flagship Blanc de Blancs.
Printhie have set out to craft a premium sparkling range that reflects French Champagne and raises the bar for Australian cool climate sparkling. It is widely acknowledged that the best sparkling wines in Australia hail from cool climate regions and the climatic conditions of Orange are perfect for growing premium Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir.
Their dedication, patience and unwavering commitment to create beautiful sparkling wines is being recognised across Australia – acclaimed by Australia’s Champagne expert, Tyson Stelzer, as ‘the best sparkling wine brand in NSW’ and inducted into his Sparkling Hall of Fame in 2016. In the last four years alone, the range has won 10 trophies and over 60 awards. Currently it’s the best sparkling in NSW having been awarded Best Sparkling at the NSW Wine awards for the last two years running.
Hand picked fruit is gently handled and blended to create a range of premium sparkling wines now regarded as some of the best in Australia. Extended lees aging is a feature of the wines, rewarding with complexity yet retaining freshness and vibrancy.
Sourced from a single vineyard with 2 different chardonnay blocks and 2 different pinot noir blocks, all hand harvested, whole bunch pressed, fermented & matured separately until blending. MLF is minimal to preserve acidity and freshness. Tirage bottled just before spring following vintage .
Copper, salmon colouring. Obvious red fruit lift on the nose . Wonderful depth of fruit from chardonnay & brioche/nutty lees char acter. Retains freshness, vibrancy and intensity. Lovely palate texture on the palate . Long fine dr y finish with delicately balanced dosage.
Chardonnay dominates (58%) this Rosé, as it does with all the current release Swift wines. Pinot noir (42%) adds richness to the palate while importantly offering a light pink rosé blush.
It is a dry, savoury wine with a fine line of acid running from start to finish supported by soft strawberry fruit richness. Texture and weight is enhanced by 5 years of lees aging.
Dosage: 5.0g/L Tirage date: August 2011 Disgorgement date: September 2016
Time on lees: 60 months.
Super impressive Rose sparkling offering here.
95 points, Ned Goodwin for Halliday’s 2021 Australian Wine Companion “..An easygoing, broader expression. Talc, musk stick, pink grapefruit and red plum. This is a floozy. Fresh enough, hanging everything out to ride across an early pleasure curve. Hedonistic, sure. but absolutely delicious.”
93 points, Tyson Stelzer, 2020 Australian Sparkling Report “Brimming with spice, stone fruits, plums, ginger and fig, leading out rich and voluptuous this is a cuvée that pulls confidently into a very long finish of focused, cool vintage Orange acidity. Just when you fear the finish is going to be too broad and globular, it streams out into a beautiful close of tension, freshness and focus. With a pale salmon orange hue, it’s layered with caramel and fruit mince spice, even more toasty and complex thanks to longer on lees and a little less dosage. It concludes with a finale of impressive line and length.”
RRP $45 Our Special Price when you buy 6 or more only $39.99
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Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
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