Morton Estate Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blanc 2002

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 06-Nov-2011
98% Chardonnay and 2% Pinot Noir from Hawke's Bay, fermented to 12.0% alc. and 7 g/L dosage, the wine spending 5 years on lees. Lot 04092B. Bright lemon-hued golden-yellow colour with a pale rime and fine, persistent bead, this has a full, flowing nose with layers of yellow stonefruits, quite piercing and intense, and complexed by a yeasty, toasty and reductive amalgam. Dry to taste, this is very finely textured with gentle effervescence, yet packed with concentrated and complex flavours of citrus fruits, yellow florals, toast and bready-yeast. The palate has richness and density and great drive and focus, with excellent tension and raciness from the acidity. This is a classical Blanc de Blancs style that can be served as a sophisticated aperitif, but will match seafood and poultry. Keep 4-5 years. 19.0-/20 Nov 2011 RRP $30.00

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