Forrest ‘Brigid’ Marlborough Methode Traditionnelle Brut 2010

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 08-Jan-2014
A wine made as a surprise and tribute by John Forrest for his wife Brigid. 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir, bottle-fermented to 13.0% alc. and 2 g/L dosage, the wine aged 36 months on lees. Bright, light straw-yellow with green-gold hues, the bead very fine and with gentle persistence. This has a full, open and soft bouquet of harmoniously entwined aromas of white stonefruit, bready, yeast autolysis and flinty elements. The nose reveals a tight and deep core. Dry to taste, this is elegantly proportioned and tightly bound with fresh, mouthwatering flavours of citrus and white stonefruits and subtly intermixed yeast, bread and minerally notes. The mouthfeel is taut and mouthwatering with very fine effervescence and textures providing excellent linearity. The palate is sleek and leads to a crisp, dry, delicately nuanced, yeasty finish. This is an elegant, tightly bound and mouthwatering methode traditionnelle with fine stonefruit and bready flavours. Serve as an aperitif and with seafood over the next 3 years. 17.5/20 Jan 2014 RRP $42.00

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