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Alexia Blanc de Blancs Methode Traditionnelle 2019, Wairarapa

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 23-Nov-2023
Bright, even, pale straw yellow. Fine and consistent bead. The nose is gently full and enticing, with aromas of bread dough, yeasty autolysis overlying stonefruit, baked apple, pastry and almond shavings. Medium-full bodied, aromas of baked apple, poached pear entwined with nectarine, lemon curd, unfolding almond croissant, baguette crust and a touch of spice. The mousse is fine and creamy, elevating the aromas along with a fine acid line, carrying attractive, toasty autolysis to a lengthy, poised finish. This Blanc de Blancs is elegant, layered with purity of fruit and autolysis complexity, on a textural mouthfeel and a lengthy closing. Match with white fish beurre blanc and steamed chicken over the next 8+ years. 4 years on lees, zero dosage. 19/20 pts (95 pts) Nov 2023 RRP $60  

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