Another of David Lowe’s ancestors was Muriel Lowe. Muriel was known to have travelled the world, often leaving her Mudgee home for months at a time. According to Muriel’s passport, her occupation was ‘Gentleman’s Daughter’.
The new ‘Gentleman’s Daughter’ is a traditional blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the cold climate region of Orange. The grapes, sourced from the slopes of Orange’s Mount Canobolas’ and underwent secondary fermentation in the traditional method, followed by nine months on lees.
The second fermentation, tirage and disgorging conducted by Blue Pyrenees under the direction of wonder winemaker Andrew Koener. The season was really early, dry and warm for this cool climate vineyard at 1000m elevation. I have always gone for elegance and lightness courtesy of my Hunter Valley training and I am pleased that the wine is fine, and sustained requiring very little sugar at the disgorging to balance the acidity. The addition of Pinot Meunier this year has given the wine an attractive blush colour.
Expect this to improve probably 4-6 years, but it has been disgorged for immediate consumption.