Palliser Estate Martinborough Methode Traditionnelle 2014

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 27-Jul-2017
61% Pinot Noir and 39% Chardonnay, 12.5% alc. and 8 g/L dosage. Very pale straw colour. This has very attractive white and yellow stonefruit aromas balanced and complexed by bready, yeasty autolysis. This has balance, harmony and finesse. Dryish to taste, the palate is creamy in texture, with sweet and aromatic stonefruit flavours, this balanced by a very fine, tight acid line, and refined phenolic textures. The yeasty autolytic complexity is harmonious, and this has a delicious completeness and stylish finesse. This has developed in richness since last tasted. 18.5+/20 Jul 2017 RRP $52.00 Bright pale straw-yellow colour with lemon-green hues, and a persistent bead with fine bubbles. This has a well-concentrated and intensely packed bouquet of white and yellow stonefruits harmoniously layered with fresh bread and yeasty autolysis detail, and subtle white floral elements. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is tightly bound with a tight and refined core showing an amalgam of white and yellow stonefruits melded with bready, yeasty autolysis, and delicate white floral and mineral notes. The palate is crisp and lively, the effervescence adding to the freshness and poise. Crisp acidity underlines the fruit and the wine flows along a very fine-textured, dry, thirst-quenching line, leading to a finely concentrated, long and lingering finish of stonefruits and yeast. This is a refined, tight and intensely concentrated methode traditionnelle with purity, firmness and focus. Serve as an aperitif, with canapes and seafood over the next 3+ years. A blend of 61% Pinot Noir and 39% Chardonnay fermented with 100% MLF and 11 months aging in primary lees, triaged in March 2015 and disgorged in April 2017, the wine on secondary lees for 26 months. The wine is 12.5% alc. with 8 g/L dosage. Lot 203. 18.5/20 May 2017 RRP $51.40

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