Palliser Estate ‘The Griffin’ Martinborough Methode Traditionnelle 2015

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 01-May-2018
Bright straw-yellow colour with pale golden hues and some depth, the bead is moderately fine and persistent. The bouquet is softly full and well-concentrated with harmoniously melded aromas of white and yellow stonefruits entwined with positive bready-yeasty autolysis, along with subtle nutty complexities. The aromatics are fresh and unfold white floral and mineral suggestions. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has fresh flavours of white and yellow stonefruits along with fragrant white florals, some citrus fruit notes, all melded with a gentle layering of bready and yeasty autolysis. The mouthfeel is refreshing with fine, lacy acidity and the effervescence provides a creaminess to the texture and flow. The wine carries seamlessly with good energy to an elegantly proportioned, long finish. This is a harmoniously balanced, refreshing method traditionnelle with stonefruits, florals, citrus and bready-yeasty flavours on a seamless flowing palate. Serve as an aperitif, with canapés and poultry over the next 3+ years. A blend of 50% clone 2/23 Chardonnay from the ‘Om Santi’ vineyard and 50% clone 5 Pinot Noir from the ‘Pinnacles’ vineyard, fermented to 12.4% alc. with 8 g/L dosage, the wine undergoing MLF, and aged one year on primary lees then 2 years on lees in bottle, the wine disgorged March 2018. Lot L214. 19.0-/20 May 2018 RRP $52.00

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