Saint Clair ‘Dawn’ Marlborough Methode Traditionnelle 2012

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 19-May-2016
Bright, even straw-yellow colour with green-gold hues, a little lighter on the rim, with very persistent and fine bubbles. This has a fresh bouquet with good depth and intensity and a rounded core packed with aromas of ripe yellow stonefruits harmoniously melded with soft, bready autolysis and delicate nutty elements. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, this has an intense heart of yellow stonefruits and savoury citrus fruits along with bready, yeasty autolysis and subtle, savoury aldehyde and nutty nuances. The mouthfeel is refreshing and lively with a creamy mousse and the wine follows a fine and tight phenolic line, carrying to a ling, finely textured finish with savoury bready notes. This is a well-concentrated and harmonious methode with a lively mouthfeel and savoury stonefruit and autolysis detail. Serve as an aperitif and with seafood over the next 2-3+ years. Approx. 70% Chardonnay, hand-picked, WBP and tank fermented on lees with MLF, 30% Pinot Noir fermented in seasoned French oak and aged on light lees, the fruit from the Saint Clair ‘Vineyard Kitchen vineyard’. Tirage took place approx. one year after harvest and the wine aged on lees 35 months before disgorgement. The wine is 12.5% alc. and 6.5 g/L RS. 18.0/20 May 2016 RRP $45.00

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