Margrain ‘La Michelle’ Martinborough Methode Traditionnelle 2009

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 17-Jan-2013
The fourth release of ‘La Michelle', the wine named after Graham and Daryl Margrain's daughter. A blend of 66% Pinot Noir and 33% Chardonnay, with 12.5% alc. and 4 g/L rs, the wine spent 30 months on lees, being disgorged 21 September 2012. Bright, light golden-hued straw-yellow colour, lighter on rim, with moderately fine, persistent bubbles. The bouquet is softly concentrated and quite accessible with a complex aromatic melange of Pinot Noir yellow stonefruits, bread and yeast autolysis, nutty aldehydes and red fruits. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, citrus and stonefruit flavours are intermixed with nuts and yeast forming a fine, tight core. The mouthfeel is creamy with fine mousse and soft acidity which gives way to a fine and dry textural line that carries through to a rounded, sustained bready-yeasty finish. This is a complex-flavoured and soft-textured method traditionnelle wine to serve with first courses over the next 3-4 years. 17.5+/20 Jan 2013 RRP $38.00

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