60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir It has taken ten years and until Episode 30 for The Liberator to realise its first sparkling wine. This rare parcel came into Rick’s view in March 2020, when he was presented with a bottle, still on its original crown cap. The wine had gently been sleeping sur lattes for the previous five years. The base wine is a blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir, with both fermented in barrel. It was bottled in January 2015 and, after Rick had confirmed his interest, dégorgé in late June 2020. A total of 66 months on the lees, with a relatively low dosage of 8g/litre.