Wright’s Vintage Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Noir 2012, Gisborne

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Gisborne
Review Date : 11-Dec-2020
Brilliant, medium golden-yellow, aged appearance, slightly lighter on edge. Consistent and moderate fine bead. The nose is soft, penetrating aromas of stonefruit, citrus, unfolding development of nut, soft caramel intermixed creamy lees autolysis. Medium-full bodied, dry to taste, the palate is well-packed with aromas of dried apricot, preserved lemon, along with unintrusively subtle notes of almonds, dry caramel, toasty details, flow on a matured, creamy palate. The palate has good tension, supported by mellowed taut acidity, shows vitality; vibrant acidity carries the wine to a jasmine-tea fragranced long finish. This is an elegantly developed Blanc de Noir Methode Traditionnelle with flavours of dried apricot, preserved lemon with tension and subtly nutty, toasty development. Match with roasted pigeon and quail over the next 3-5 years. Pinot Noir grape aged in barrel underwent MLF. Second fermentation in the bottle, aged on lees for 8 years. 12.5% alc. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) Dec 2020 RRP $40

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