Deutz ‘Marlborough Cuvee’ ‘Prestige Cuvee’ Methode Traditionnelle 2007

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 07-Jan-2012
65% clone 95 Chardonnay and 35% clone 6 Pinot Noir from 16 y.o, vines from the ‘Brancott Estate', southern Wairau Vally, picked mid-March, fermented, with MLF, and the lots aged on lees 3-4 years in bottle, the wine at 12.0% alc. and carrying 10 g/L dosage. Brilliant, fullish straw-yellow colour with definite golden hues, pale on rim, this has vigorous, fine bubbles. Very full and voluminous on bouquet, this has breadth and depth and is openly accessible with rich and complex aromas of ripe yellow stonefruits, very Pinot Noir in expression, the fruit supported by good bread and yeast autolysis. The nose reveals citrus and nutty elements with air time. Dry to taste, the palate is fulsome and lush with succulent nutty, stonefruit flavours and bread with yeast extract complexities forming a concentrated, underlying core. While fresh and bright, there is a softness along with the richness, and the effervescence is restrained, allowing waves of nutty, yeasty nuances to add interest to the lush fruitiness on the finish. This is a full and lush sparkling, beginning to show layers of nutty interest. Match with seafood and poultry dishes over the next 3+ years. 18.5/20 Jan 2012 RRP $45.00

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