Johanneshof Marlborough Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blancs NV

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 02-Nov-2017
Bright, light yellow colour with a little depth, paler on edge, the bubbles moderately fine and persistent. The bouquet is very elegant and refined with a concentrated core of white stonefruits and white florals, revealing citrus fruit elements and hints of minerals. The fruit is harmoniously entwined with delicate bready-yeasty autolysis, with suggestions of nuttiness and toasted brioche. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has softly concentrated flavours of white stonefruits and white florals, integrated with soft bready-yeasty autolysis. The flavours have an aromatic lift and the palate flows with good acid energy along a fine-textured line, leading to a lingering, dry finish. This is an attractively elegant, finely concentrated Blanc de Blancs method with fragrant white floral and stonefruit flavours integrated with subtle autolysis. Serve as an aperitif and with canapes over the next 3+ years. A multi-vintage wine, 100% Chardonnay, fermented to 12.0% alc., with 9 g/L dosage, the wine spending 7 years on lees, this Lot L1702 disgorged in September 2017. 18.5-/20 Nov 2017 RRP $40.00

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