Spade Oak Gisborne Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blancs 2014

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 27-Apr-2016
Bright yellow colour with light golden hues, paler on the rim with persistent, moderately fine bubbles. This has a fresh, up-front, vigorous and vibrant bouquet with fruit aromas of white stonefruits and white florals expressed with clarity and purity, and entwined with fie bready yeast autolysis, unfolding subtle nuances of nuts and citrus fruits. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is elegant in proportion with pure and clear flavours of white stonefruits, white florals and citrus fruits melded with fine, intense, bready autolysis. The mouthfeel is bright and refreshing with creamy mousse enlivening the depth of the autolytic expression. The wine follows a fine phenolic line, and the crisp acidity carries the wine to a lingering, dry, textured finish with some grip, and stonefruit and bready flavours. This is a crisp, refreshing, pure Blanc de Blancs Methode Traditionnelle with intense, bready autolysis. Serve as an aperitif, and with seafood over the next 3+ years. 100% Mendoza clone Chardonnay from the Turanganui block of the ‘Ashwood' vineyard, fermented in 2,500 L cuve and seasoned French oak with 100% MLF to 12.5% alc. The wine has 8.0 g/L dosage and spent 14 months on lees, being disgorged March 2016. 18.0+/20 Apr 2016 RRP $44.95 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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