Saint Clair ‘Dawn’ Marlborough Methode Traditionnelle 2013

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 04-Oct-2018
Bright, clear, golden-hued straw-yellow colour, a little lighter edged, the bubbles very fine with moderate persistence. This has a fresh, open bouquet with well-packed and deep, layered aromas of citrus and apple-like fruit, with an amalgam of bready, doughy and yeasty autolysis with a little nutty, aldehyde nuance. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a rounded but well-concentrated and deep core of presence with flavours of yellow stonefruits and florals, apples and citrus fruit alongside an integrated amalgam of bready-yeasty autolysis and complexing nutty, aldehyde notes. The mouthfeel is fresh with subtle creamy effervescence and fresh acid cut and the wine flows along a soft, phenolic-textured line. The linearity is positive and leads to a complex, nuanced finish. This is a complex and layered method traditionnelle with stonefruit, apple, floral and citrus fruit entwined with bready-yeasty autolysis and some nutty aldehyde on a light-textured, fresh palate with presence. Serve with antipasto and white meat dishes over the next 3+ years, A blend of 67% clone 95 Chardonnay and 33% clone 5 Pinot Noir from and the Pinot Noir in seasoned French oak barriques, to 12.0% alc. and 6.6 g/L RS, the wine tiraged one year later for secondary fermentation in bottle with 35 months on lees. 18.0+/20 Oct 2018 RRP $49.00

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