Man O’ War ‘Tulia’ Waiheke Island Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blanc 2012

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 09-Sep-2014
100% Chardonnay from the ‘Puriri’, ‘Red Dump’, ‘Little Beast’ and ‘Lone Kauri’ vineyards, hand-picked and fermented in seasoned French oak barriques to 13.0% alc., the wine aged on lees for 9 months and bottled with zero dosage. Bright straw-yellow colour with light golden hues, the bead fine and moderately persistent. The bouquet is initially soft and ethereal, growing in volume and depth with harmoniously layered aromas of white and yellow stonefruits and nutty, toasty barrel elements entwined with bready yeast notes. Dry to taste, the mousse is creamy providing a soft-textured mouthfeel. Integrated flavours of white stonefruits and savoury citrus fruits form a well-melded amalgam with toast, nuts and yeast. Refined, soft acidity and a gentle textured line carry the wine to a savoury, nutty finish with light yeasty hints. This is a soft-textured, gently savoury and harmonious Blanc de Blanc Methode wine fine acid freshness. Match with white meat dishes over the next 3-4 years. 18.0+/20 Sep 2014 RRP $45.00

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