Bellbird Spring ‘Sous Voile’ NV

Other White from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 05-Sep-2015
Bright, light golden-orange colour with some depth, lighter on rim. The bouquet is elegantly concentrated and deep with pungent yeasty, flor-based aromas along with lifted yellow florals and stonefruit notes, some volatility, and nutty, subtly oxidative elements. The fruit has freshness and exudes a delicate, exotic richness. Dry to taste and medium-bodied in presentation, this has elegantly concentrated flavours of fresh, lively yellow stonefruits melded with pungent yeastiness and fine, nutty elements. The fruit is lifted and luscious, the richness balanced by very refined, drying textures and subtle, lacy acidity. The palate line has poise and tension and carries to a long, lingering, dry finish with nutty and oxidative nuances. This is an elegantly fresh and gently luscious flor-influenced wine with subtle nutty and oxidative complexities. Serve with tapas and antipasto over the next 5 years. The wine was fermented to dryness in old oak barriques, topped and stored a year. Then followed two years aging in barrel with ullage under a veil of flor yeast, and a further year with the flor dying off. At the end of this period, the wine was topped, but not protein stabilised, given one brightening filtration and bottled without fortification at a natural 15.5% alc. (500 ml) 18.0-/20 Sep 2015 RRP $40.00

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