Quartz Reef Central Otago Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2013

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand – Otago
Review Date - 08-Sep-2018


Bright, even, light golden-yellow colour, a little paler edged with slight green tints, the bubbles refined and moderately persistent.. The nose is elegant in concentration with deeply packed with an amalgam of white florals, nutty complexities, and deep, detailed bready-yeasty autolysis along with subtle hints of aldehyde and toast. This has depth, intensity and layers of aromatics. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a soft and densely concentrated heart of white stonefruits with citrus fruit, floral suggestions and fresh herbs, along with an intense layer of bready and yeasty autolytic detail. The flavours are rich, yet refined, and flow with excellent energy enlivened by soft acidity and subtle effervescence, leading to a long and sustained line. This is a beautifully complex and refined Blac de Blancs method with fine stonefruit and intense autolysis on a softly fresh palate. Serve as an aperitif and with a range of white meat dishes over the next 4+ years. A blend of 91% Chardonnay and 9% Pinot Noir, hand-picked from the 2013 vintage, fermented to 12.5% alc. and a dosage of 4 g/L RS, the wine aged 56 months on lees, being disgorged 19 April 2018. Certified BioGro organic and Demeter biodynamic. 4,000 bottles made. Lot LV2013. 19.5-/20 Jul 2018 RRP $75.00

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