Spy Valley ‘Echelon’ Marlborough Methode Traditionnelle Brut 2010

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 29-Jun-2015
Bright straw-yellow colour with slight golden hues, paler on rim. The bead is fine and modest in persistence. The bouquet is fresh with firmly packed aromas of ripe white and yellow stonefruits along with integrated nutty and bready autolysis notes, a soft creamy barrel element and nuances of smoke. The aromas blossom in breadth to show citrus and minerals. Medium-bodied and dry to taste, the mouthfeel is fresh and lively with creamy effervescence, revealing a tight core of white and yellow stonefruits, citrus fruits and fine, bready, nutty autolysis. The wine is elegantly proportioned with a chalky, minerally, textured core and line. This balances mouthwatering acidity with fruit and dosage sweetness, and the wine carries to a long, dry finish. This is a tightly bound creamy-textured, mouthwatering and minerally Methode Traditionnelle. Serve as an aperitif and with white meat dishes over the next 3+ years. Hand-picked fruit, 52% Pinot Noir and 48% Chardonnay from the ‘Johnson Estate’ ‘Lodge’ and ‘B’ blocks, fermented in seasoned oak for 1 year to 12.5% alc. and 3.6 g/L RS, the wine aged on lees for 30 months before disgorgement. 18.0-/20 Jun 2015 RRP $36.90

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