Stefano Lubiana Brut Vintage

This is one of Australia’s most pristine vintage sparklings, seamlessly melding aged complexity of roast nuts and butterscotch over a pure and pristine fruit backbone of white peach, preserved lemon and red apple. There are lovely complexing nuances of anise, cinnamon, ginger and wild honey, ultimately finishing linear and taut with a full, fine bead and well-gauged dosage. Many Australian sparkling wines are marketed as “late disgorged” and priced into the gods by the time they reach this age, making this a particularly refreshing offering. $47.50 at Trio Wine.