Osawa ‘Prestige Collection’ Hawke’s Bay Methode Traditionnelle Brut NV

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 02-Nov-2012
54% Pinot Noir and 46% Chardonnay, the base wine dating back to 2009, fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine spending 28-32 months on lees, and carrying 6.0 g/L dosage. Bright pale straw-yellow colour, pale on rim with moderately persistent bead. This has a very finely presented nose with good volume and presence of pure white floral fruit along with saline notes, minerals and subtle nuances of nuts. Dry to taste, this is elegantly proportioned, showing Chardonnay style. Delicate and pristine flavours of white florals, citrus fruits and sea-side notes are enlivened by very fine effervescence and lacy acidity. Soft, fine textures provide a very smooth, flowing line, the flavours uncomplicated and youthfully undeveloped. The wine has a light, refined nutty finish with a suggestion of bread and yeast. This is an elegant, uncomplicated, sparkling wine with a soft, refreshing flavour and mouthfeel. Serve as an aperitif and with shellfish over the next 2+ years. 17.0/20 Nov 2012 RRP $37.99

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