Johanneshof ‘Emmi’ Marlborough Methode Traditionnelle Brut 2008

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 19-May-2016
Full, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, a little lighter on the rime, the bead is very persistent and moderately fine. This has a full and voluminous bouquet with delicately soft and detailed aromas of yellow stonefruits, showing Pinot Noir, along with nutty, toasty and earthy secondary notes and reserved, but tightly bound aromas of brioche and yeast. The aromatics are restrained, but very complex. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate features an elegantly concentrated, and finely packed, deep core of savoury yellow stonefruits and a nutty amalgam with complex bread, toast and aldehyde elements. The palate is dry and mouthwatering, with tight acidity, and only a little effervescence. This has good linearity and the firm core carries the tightly bound flavours of stonefruits, nuts and bread to a long, thirst quenching, dry finish. This is an elegantly concentrated, dry, finely complex method with firm autolyis characters. Match with white meat courses over the next 3-4 years. A blend of 75% Pinot Noir from the ‘Maybern’ vineyard and 25% Marlborough Chardonnay, the fruit hand-picked and fermented with a portion in seasoned French oak. The wine was then aged 6 years and 10 months on lees in bottle and disgorged in January 2016. The wine is 12.5% alc. and carries 5 g/L RS. Lot L0809. 18.0/20 May 2016 RRP $40.00

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