Spade Oak Gisborne Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blancs 2009

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 16-Jul-2012
100% Chardonnay from the ‘Spade Oak' vineyard, fermented in seasoned French oak with 100% MLF to 12.5% alc. The wine has 10.0 g/L dosage and spend 24 months on lees, being disgorged 7 May 2012. Bright, light golden-straw colour, lighter on edge, with moderately persistent, fine bead. The nose is very fresh with ripe yellow floral and light citrus fruit aromas along with fine, bready yeast autolysis, hints of nuts and toast interwoven with the fruit. This has depth and concentration. Dry to taste with moderate mousse, rich and firm flavours of white and yellow stonefruits form a deep core, complexed with citrus, bread and nutty elements. While the textures are creamy and the acidity is balanced, there is an underlying firm, thirst-quenching dryness to the palate line. The wine finishes with attractively delicate stonefruit, mineral and yeasty notes. This is a fulsome Blanc de Blanc with the potential to develop greater interest over the next 4-5+ years. Serve as an aperitif and with seafood. 18.0/20 Jun 2012 RRP $44.95 (TBC) Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade', the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews' operates

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