Palliser Estate Martinborough Methode Traditionnelle 2007

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 18-Jul-2011
The thirteenth sparkling wine release from Palliser Estate, 69% Chardonnay and 31% Pinot Noir, spending 4 years on lees, the wine at 12.5% alc. with a dosage of 8 g/L rs. Bright, deep straw-yellow colour with green-gold hues, and a very fine persistent bead. This has a voluminous bouquet, lifted with white stonefruit and citrus fruit aromas and very fine, but intense yeasty, bready autolysis. There is delicacy to the aromatics but also concentration. Very dry on palate, this is tightly bound and quite elegant in body, with delicate citrus and floral flavours, beautifully balanced by definite, but finely expressed bready autolysis notes. The wine is one of finesse with gentle acidity and soft textures, the effervescence providing critical cut. A long, subtly nuanced finish epitomises the finesse. Serve as an aperitif over the next 3-4+ years. 18.5-/20 Jul 2011 RRP $37.00

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