Johner Estate Gladstone Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Noir 2012

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 21-Apr-2014
Pinot Noir from the estate ‘C Block’, fermented to 12.0% alc. with 9 g/L dosage, triaged November 2012 and disgorged December 2013, the wine spending one year on lees. Lot L0142. Straw-yellow colour with light salmon-pink blush hues, lighter on rim. The bead is fine and persistent. This has a soft, accessible and voluminous bouquet of gentle red berry fruit and red floral aromas, intermixed with very delicate nutty, flinty detail and suggestions of bready autolysis. This is very Pinot Noir in expression. Dryish to taste, and medium-light bodied, delicate red fruit and floral flavours are present with the dosage providing a little sweetness and richness. The effervescence recedes revealing a soft, mellow mouthfeel and texture. Hints of bready-yeast are detectable and come through on a light finish. This is a soft, red-fruited method based on Pinot Noir. Serve as an aperitif and with antipasto over the next 2 years. 16.5/20 Apr 2014 RRP $34.00

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