Johner Estate Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blanc 2012

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 21-Apr-2014
Full, bright straw-yellow colour with light golden hues, the bubbles quite fine and with good persistence. The nose is soft and clean with up-front white floral and citrus fruit aromas harmoniously revealing background nutty notes and delicate bread-yeast elements. Dryish to taste and medium-light bodied, a creamy mousse features initially leading to soft citrus and floral fruit flavours. The palate has a light, textural line that is balanced by the sweetness of the dosage with some acid freshness enhancing the brightness and mouthfeel. The textures carry the wine to a dry finish with very subtle bready elements. This is an up-front, frothy, Chardonnay methode traditionnelle with hints of yeast autolysis. Serve as an aperitif over the next 2 years. Chardonnay fruit from the ‘Fraser’ vineyard in Martinborough, fermented to 12.0% alc. with 9 g/L dosage, triaged on November 2012 and disgorged December 2013, the wine spending one year on lees. Lot L0212. 16.5+/20 Apr 2014 RRP $34.00

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