Levrier NV Sparkling Meslier Brut Rosé (6 Bottles) by Joanne Irvine

by BWM



Meslier is one of the rarest sparkling grape varieties, grown traditionally in France, with only a few acres known to exist worldwide.

Our grapes are grown in the Adelaide Hills, making this one of the rarest sparkling wines in the world My father James planted the first Meslier vineyard in Eden Valley in 1988 and in 1992 made the first single variety Australian Meslier Sparkling.

In 1997 source material from our Eden Valley vineyard was supplied and planted at Mount Torrens in the Adelaide Hills and is now supplied to me by the Edwards family. Superbly fine beading with unique fresh green apple, citrus flavours and racey acidity make my Meslier perfect with fresh mussels and oysters with fresh limes and a hint of fresh chilli and coriander.

Personally selected single vineyard fruit from our dedicated Adelaide Hills grower, matured for 24 months on yeast lees prior to bottling. Matured for 12 months in bottle prior to release.

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About Levrier

My winemaking career began from a very early age. My father, James Irvine is known as the “Master Merlot Maker” and from the age of seven I followed him around the winery, undertaking the ritual tasting of ferments and wine blending. After leaving school, instead of following the natural path into winemaking, I studied to become a nurse. My career as an operating theatre nurse spanned almost two decades, until I had what I refer to as a “mid-life crisis” and decided to follow my passion to become a winemaker.

Whilst studying winemaking at university I was fortunate enough to work six vintages both in the Barossa Valley and California, USA.

In 2003 I started my own wine consulting business and in 2010 with my partner Peter and two young boys, established “Wine Wise”, a 500 tonne purpose built, small batch processing facility in the Barossa Valley. “Great wines are created by synergy and attention to detail both in the vineyard and in the winery” and I am passionate about the quality of the wines that I produce for my clients. By providing specialized small batch winemaking facilities to many smaller producers I am able to create unique wines from their vineyards


Bacchus Wine Merchant is a well-known, respected, family-owned wine distribution company established in 2001 by Jo Newton who is still the Managing Director today.

Over the past 15 Years our tremendous growth has allowed us to expand our distribution into Queensland and Victoria. From humble beginnings, Jo ran the company from her spare bedroom in Cremorne, to now, with over 15 employees in 3 states.

Bacchus Wine Merchant prides itself on exceptional customer service and close relationships with our wineries, making Bacchus a successful and unique Distribution Company in a busy market.