Deutz ‘Marlborough Cuvee’ ‘Prestige Cuvee’ Methode Traditionnelle 2008

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 07-Jan-2012
Bright straw-yellow with a slight golden hue to the colour, and with a very fine, persistent bead, this has a fresh, evenly presented nose with well-balanced fruit aromas of yellow stonefruits and subtle toasty, bready autolysis notes. This has concentration of aromatics, still tightly bound, and just beginning to reveal the layers built in. Dry to taste, this is very fine and elegantly proportioned, showing citrus and stonefruit flavours along with delicate bready-yeasty autolysis. While showing good depth, it is the acidity that provides a fresh focus, with gentle, refined textures and lively effervescence adding to the vitality. The wine finishes clean and dry. 65% clone 95 Chardonnay and 35% clone 6 Pinot Noir from 17 y.o, vines from the ‘Brancott Estate', southern Wairau Vally, picked mid-March, fermented, with MLF, and the lots aged on lees 3 years in bottle, the wine at 12.0% alc. and carrying 10 g/L dosage. An elegant and refreshing sparkling, still in its youth, this will be a good aperitif style over the next 3-4 years. 18.5-/20 Jan 2012 RRP $45.00

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