Alan McCorkindale Waipara Valley Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Noirs 2003

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 06-Mar-2013
Bright, light golden-hued, straw-yellow colour, lighter on rim, with fine bubbles and moderately persistent bead. The bouquet is very elegant and gently voluminous with concentrated and beautifully integrated, complex aromas of ripe yellow stonefruits, very indicative of Pinot Noir, entwined with bread and yeast extract from autolysis. Dry and medium-bodied, finely proportioned flavours of yellow stonefruits, aromatic florals and nuts, combine with yeast and bready nuances. The mouthfeel is very harmonious with refined textures and very fine mousse providing liveliness and freshness. Soft acidity and a delicate textural line carry the flavours to a dry, long lingering finish with savoury stonefruits and nutty-yeasty notes. This is a refined and elegant Pinot Noir based methode traditionnelle with complexity and harmony. Serve as an aperitif and with most first courses over the next 3-4+ years. 100% Pinot Noir from the ‘Montserrat' vineyard, Waipara, the wine spending 18 months on lees in tank and barrel, with 6 years on lees in bottle. 12.5% alc. and 6 g/L rs. 18.5+/20 Feb 2013 RRP $40.00

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