Deutz ‘Marlborough Cuvee’ ‘Prestige Cuvee’ Methode Traditionnelle 2006

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 07-Jan-2012
Brilliant, full, even straw-yellow colour with golden hues and some depth, very fine and persistent bead. The bouquet is fine, firm, tight and densely concentrated with complex nutty, oxidative notes combined with toasty, yeast extract and dark yellow stonefruit notes. While showing secondary development, this retains a fresh, elegance to the aromatic expression. Dry to taste, the mousse is softened and restrained a little, the palate highlighting complex layers of toast, nuts, yeast extract and classical Pinot Noir depth. The wine has weight and concentration, allied to a richness with rounded presence, and a texture that is beginning to show a creaminess. 65% clone 95 Chardonnay and 35% clone 6 Pinot Noir from 7-10 y.o, vines from the ‘Brancott Estate', southern Wairau Vally, picked mid-March, fermented, with full MLF, and the lots aged on lees 3-4 years in bottle, the wine at 12.0% alc. and carrying 10 g/L dosage. A sparkling wine with classical secondary complexities and a softness to match poultry, fine-flavoured and textured red meats and cheeses over the next 2-3 years. 19.0-/20 Jan 2012 RRP $45.00

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