BackVintage Label BackVintage Regional Collection 2018 BackVintage King Valley Sparkling Cuvee Brut

2018 BackVintage King Valley Sparkling Cuvee Brut

2018 BackVintage King Valley Sparkling Cuvee Brut
we've taken the plunge - no more corks on our entire BackVintage range

Following the lead by Australia’s leading sparkling makers, Domaine Chandon and Seppelt, last December we made the decision to use a crown seal on our latest BackVintage King Valley sparkling.

The crown seal was developed in Champagne by the wine industry for the wine industry.
Indeed, in Champagne a crown seal is only removed after 15+ months of maturation prior to disgorging, when the yeast is expelled from the bottle.

And no, a crown seal does not mean a wine of any lesser quality.
A crown seal represents a valid effort to eliminate cork taint.
It also results in far fewer (pressure) failures, is better at preserving freshness. A crown seal results in far less bottle variation due to random oxidation.

You will find that our BackVintage 2018 Vintage Sparkling has the same hallmark of quality and value compared to previous vintagesand is designed to be consistent across each and every bottle you enjoy.

Tasting Notes by Nick Bulleid MW

This stylish sparkling wine was made from 68% Chardonnay and 32% Pinot Noir grapes from the high altitude, cool King Valley in Victoria. A warm summer allowed the grapes achieve maturity a little earlier than previous years.
The two varieties were picked and fermented separately. Some parcels were allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation. The blended base wine matured on its yeast lees for 12 months gaining mid-palate and attractive, nutty, bready complexity before undergoing its secondary fermentation.

Bright, pale yellow/straw.

White nectarine and subtle pear aromas, with a hint of bready yeast lees.

Structure / Palate
Crisp and fresh, with stonefruit and lemon flavours. Finishes clean and dry.
This sparkling wine sets itself apart from other competitively priced wines by its subtle yeast complexity. It’s delicious at any time, by itself or with casual meals.


Bottle Size 750mL
Bottle Closure Crown Seal
Alcohol 12.0%
Cellaring Potential Drink now to 18 months
Unit Size Bottle
Vegan Yes
Fining Agent Nil
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