Palliser Estate Martinborough Methode Tradirionnelle 2008

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 14-Dec-2012
The fourteenth sparkling wine release from Palliser Estate, 53% Chardonnay and 47% Pinot Noir, fermented to 13.0% alc., with around 6 g/L dosage. The wine spent 42 months on lees and was disgorged in September 2012. Bright straw-yellow, a little golden hue to the colour, pale on rim. Medium sized bead with good persistence. The bouquet is soft and full with integrated aromas of yellow stonefruits and positive bread and yeasty autolysis characters. Subtle nuances of nuts and toast, along with citrus fruits and florals emerge in glass. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, soft, mouthfilling and broad flavours of ripe stonefruits are harmoniously interwoven with yeast, bread and biscuit notes. While showing good concentration and lively acid line, this is soft, creamy-textured and open, the sweetness from dosage adding to the accessibility, The soft flavours carry through to a very long, lingering, dry finish. This is a soft, creamy and approachable sparkling with harmonious fruit and complex autolysis notes. Serve as an aperitif and with antipasto over the next 3-4 years. 18.5/20 Dec 2012 RRP $37.00

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