Pask ‘Declaration’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Methode Traditionelle 2009

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 10-Dec-2016
Bright golden-yellow colour with some depth, lighter on the rim with moderately persistent, very fine bubbles. The bouquet is fresh and refined with moderately concentrated and harmonious aromas of white and yellow stonefruits, citrus fruit and a fine core of subtle bready and yeasty autolysis and complexing nutty nuances. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is very elegant in proportion and tightly bound with a fine and soft-textured core of white and yellow stonefruits, entwined with subtly rich citrus fruit elements and background yeasty, bready autolysis melded with nutty suggestions. The flavours unfold with ethereal beauty. The mouthfeel is refined with delicate effervescence, and the palate is poised with soft acidity, and leads to a positive, long lingering nuanced finish. This is a remarkably fresh and refined method traditionnelle with delicate stonefruit and citrus flavours alongside a soft, but tight core and line of autolysis nuances. Serve as an aperitif and with canapes, or subtle seafood dishes over the next 4 years. A blend of 85% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Noir from the Gimblett Gravels, primary fermentation in tank with no MLF, the wine at 13.0% alc. and <1.9 g/L dosage, spending 7 years on lees, and disgorged 24 November 2016. Sealed with crown cap. Lot L42109. 18.5+/20 Dec 2016 RRP $40.00

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