No. 1 Family Estate ‘Cuvee No. 1 Assemblé’ Marlborough Methode Traditionnelle NV

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 02-Nov-2018
Bright, light yellow colour with slight golden hues and a hint of blush, showing some depth, lighter edged. The bubbles are very fine with moderate persistence. The nose is light and shy in expression with delicate aromas of white stonefruits and subtle hints of citrus fruit, forming an elegant core. The bready autolysis is restrained, and unfolds a little aldehyde nuttiness. The aromatics are fresh and clean. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a core of subtle flavours of yellow stonefruits that build to provide palate presence and weight. The autolysis is very much in the background, allowing the fruit to feature. This has good drive and line, and the wine flows with very fine textures and a soft mousse and balanced acidity, leading to a light finish. This is a subtle method traditionnelle with delicate stonefruit flavours and hints of autolysis, and good palate presence. Serve as an aperitif over the next 2 years. A blend of 60% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir and 5% Pinot Meunier, fermented to 12.6% alc., and 9 g/L dosage, the wine spending 18 months on lees. Lot L15274. 16.5+/20 Nov 2018 RRP $32.00

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