Johanneshof ‘EMMI’ Marlborough Methode Traditionnelle Brut 2009

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 29-Apr-2018
Bright straw-yellow colour with pale golden hues and some depth, lighter on the rim, the bubbles very fine and moderately persistent. The nose is elegant in proportion with refined, tightly bound, delicate aromas of white and yellow stonefruits forming a finely packed, rounded core. The fruit is harmoniously interwoven with subtle notes of fresh bread and yeasty autolysis along with a minerally edge. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is softly fresh with vibrant and bright effervescence underlining stylish flavours of white and yellow stonefruits melded with subtle yeast and bready notes, suggestions of nuts, unfolding yellow floral detail. The palate is balanced and the mouthfeel creamy, with fresh acidity enhancing the flow along a very smooth line, leading to a delicate and refined finish. This is a refined and delicate Pinot Noir predominant method traditionnelle with stonefruit and autolysis detail on a creamy palate. Serve as an aperitif, with canapés and antipasto over the next 3-4 years. A blend of 75% Pinot Noir from the ‘Maybern’ vineyard and 25% Lower Wairau Chardonnay, fermented to 12.5% alc. with no MLF, the wine carrying 4 g/L dosage. The wine spent 7 years on lees, being tiraged in March 2011 and disgorged 10 March 2018. Lot L0809. 18.0+/20 Apr 2018 RRP $41.00

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