Mahana Nelson Methode Traditionnelle Brut NV

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 06-Mar-2011
‘Mahana', meaning ‘warm place' in Maori, is the traditional name for the land where the Woollaston winery is sited. Made from 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir from the Upper Moutere, this was fermented to 13.3% alc., with a dosage of 2.7 g/L rs, and aged on lees for 24 months. Bottled as Lot 1. Pale peach hued straw-yellow, this has a fresh, tight bouquet showing excellent brioche-like yeast autolysis on opening, settling to give delicate citrus and subtle red fruit aromatics. Dry to taste, with good fine mousse, this has clean, delicate flavours of citrus fruits, florals, with a touch of red fruits alongside light, but definite yeasty, nutty elements. The wine is crisp, and reasonably subtle, making it a good dry aperitif wine over the next 2-3+ years. 16.5+/20 Mar 2011 RRP $24.00

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