Palliser Estate Martinborough Methode Traditionnelle 2009

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 22-Sep-2014
Bright straw-yellow with golden hues at heart, lighter on rim. The bead is moderately fine and very persistent. This has a softly full nose with ethereal aromas of white and yellow florals and stonefruit infused with subtle bready-yeasty autolysis complexities and hints of nutty interest. The aromatics show intensity, finesse and a steely freshness. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the refined, creamy textures are the feature on palate, with an underlying tight core of restrained stonefruits and harmoniously melded bready yeast notes. Delicate nuances of florals and nuts are present, adding detail. The mouthfeel is smooth-flowing with a fine-textured line and refreshing acidity balancing the fruit sweetness, and the wine carries to a soft, lingering bread-nuanced finish. This is a refined, elegant and subtly-flavoured, classical method traditionnelle. Serve as an aperitif and with canapés over the next 3+ years. A blend of 51% Pinot Noir and 49% Chardonnay fermented to 13.0% alc., with 4 g/L dosage, the wine on primary lees for one year and a further 4 years on lees in the bottle. Tiraged in March 2010 and disgorged in July 2014. Lot 154. 18.0+/20 Sep 2014 RRP $48.50

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