Allan Scott ‘Cecilia’ Marlborough Methode Traditionnelle Brut NV

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 27-Mar-2016
Bright, light golden-hued straw-yellow colour with some depth, the bubbles vigorous and moderately fine. The bouquet is firm and concentrated with a harmoniously layered core of ripe yellow stonefruits showing Pinot Noir, underlined by subtle, bready-yeast and nutty notes, along with chalky, mineral detail. Dryish to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a concentrated heart of savoury yellow stonefruit flavours melded harmoniously with bready autolysis, nuts and mineral notes. The mouthfeel is rounded, with a soft mousse spreading the flavours across the palate. This has good presence, and the wine flows along a soft-textured line enlivened by background acidity. The wine carries to a soft and sustained finish with bread and nutty flavours. This is a well-concentrated, rounded methode traditionnelle with savoury Pinot Noir fruit and bready and nutty autolytic complexity. Serve as an aperitif and with white meat dishes over the next 2+ years. A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from three vineyards, fermented to dryness with MLF bottled after 10 months for secondary fermentation and aging 18 months on lees before disgorgement. The wine is 12.5% alc. and has a dosage of 8.5 g/L. Lot L20. 18.0+/20 Mar 2016 RRP $26.00 Named after Catherine Scott’s middle name. A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from 3 sites, fermented to 12.5% alc., the wine undergoing MLF, followed by 18 months on lees and bottled with 5 g/L rs. Lot L209-05, disgorged 18 February 2013. Brilliant straw-yellow colour with hints of gold, pale on rim. The bubbles are very fine and have strong persistence. The nose is full and voluminous, with gently integrated aromas of yellow stonefruits, citrus fruits, bread, yeasty autolysis, and some delicate nutty elements adding interest and detail. Dryish to taste, this is evenly presented and softly textured with a creamy mouthfeel. The flavours of yellow fruits and autolysis are harmoniously interwoven and provide a completeness to the palate. The acidity is restrained, and fine, dry textures emerge, carrying the flavours to a gentle finish. This is a very evenly balanced and harmonious method traditionnelle to serve as an aperitif and to match with white meat dishes over the next 3+ years. 18.5-/20 Jun 2013 RRP $29.00

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