Palloncino Glera, From Sunday Wine 2018
Glera. Murray Darling, NSW, Australia
Peach puree, ripe pear and apple sherbet. Australia’s answer to Prosecco! But don’t call it that, otherwise the Italians will get upset. So Palloncino it is instead - the Italian for the sound of the pop of a balloon.
This is just the same grape as Prosecco, 100% Glera, from an organically farmed vineyard in Murray Darling, New South Wales. Gently pressed, the free run juice fermented in stainless steel. This isn’t a charmat method fizz - they instead use a state of the art carbonation machine on bottling, injecting CO2 in to each bottle. Sealed under a crown cap, this is a real winner - plenty of ripe stone fruits, pear puree and bubbles to dive into.