Lark Hill ‘Roxanne’ Petillant Naturel’
|Producer||Lark Hill Winery|
|Status||Certified Organic and Biodynamic with The National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA) from 2006|
Lark Hill was established by Sue and David Carpenter in 1978, on the Lake George Escarpment above Bungendore, having left careers in scientific research to pursue their passion for winemaking. At 860 metres, Lark Hill is one of the highest and coldest vineyards in Australia, producing delicate Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. In 2002, Sue and David’s son Chris joined the family business and as a team the three have evolved the Lark Hill brand. In 2003 Lark Hill transitioned from organic to Biodynamic farming and in 2005 planted the first Grüner Veltliner vineyard in Australia, using cuttings given to Chris from a private collection in Tasmania. In 2011 Lark Hill purchased a high-performing vineyard in the Murrumbateman sub-region of Canberra, renaming it Dark Horse and adding it’s Shiraz, Sangiovese and Rhône Whites into the Lark Hill portfolio.
David and Chris Carpenter
|Wine||Made from Syrah rosé, it's a "Pet-Nat", which means that right at the last possible minute the fermenting wine is transferred to bottle, capturing the fizz produced by the yeast. No Sulphur, no chemical additions, just Sunlight, Syrah grapes and happy yeast. The result is bright pink, dry, crisp, refreshing sparkling wine. Being a Pet Nat it still has the lees (solids) in the bottle, so you can gently stir them in to serve it cloudy, or stand it upright in the fridge overnight to let it settle clear.|
|Tasting Note||Red Berry - Dry - Refreshing|