Brown Brothers ‘Patricia’ King Valley Methode Traditionnelle Pinot Noir/Chardonnay Brut 2011

Sparkling Wine from Australia - Victoria
Review Date : 28-Aug-2018
Bright, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, lighter on the rim, the bubbles very fine and moderately persistent. The nose is softly full, broad and voluminous with well-packed, harmoniously integrated, complex aromas of yellow stonefruits melded with bready-yeasty autolysis and a suggestion of aldehyde detail. This has a tight and deep core, the aromatics retaining a steely freshness. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a round but deep and concentrated heart of yellow stonefruits harmoniously interwoven with complexing bready-yeasty autolysis and hints of aldehyde detail. The mouthfeel is very refined and the wine flows smoothly along a fine-textured line with subtle effervescence, leading to an elegant, lingering finish of autolysis. This is a well-concentrated and deep, complex method traditionnelle with yellow stonefruits integrated with bready-yeasty autolysis on a fine-textured palate. Serve with antipasto and with subtle white and red meat dishes over the next 3-4 years. A blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay from the Whitlands Plateau, King Valley, fermented to 12.0% alc. and dosage 10 g/L RS, the wine spending 6 years on lees. Winemaker: Cate Looney. Lot111215. 18.5/20 Jul 2018 RRP $39.99

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