2013 Family Reserve EllaSparkling Wine
The Family Reserve Ella is a stunning sparkling wine that is the result of a beautiful vintage and a lot of patience. The grapes were picked in 2013, the first vintage that Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were reserved for sparkling wine at Maverick. This traditional method wine means the secondary fermentation was carried out in the bottle to capture the bubbles and create a fine mousseux. Family Reserve Ella was held back from the release of the 2013 Ella, and left to sit on the lees from secondary fermentation until disgorging in August 2019. Notes of brioche, almond and lemon preserves have developed over time. The 6 years of lees aging has given this wine incredible depth of flavor and an extraordinarily creamy mouthfeel.