Quartz Reef Central Otago Methode Traditionnelle Vintage 2009

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand – Otago
Review Date - 06-Apr-2014

18.5+/20

Hand-picked fruit, a blend of 87% Chardonnay and 13% Pinot Noir, fermented to 12.5% alc. with 7 g/L dosage, the wine aged 4 years on lees and disgorged from September 2013. Lot L2029. Bright straw-yellow colour with slight golden hues, the bubbles very fine and plentiful. The nose is concentrated with intense aromas of lifted florals and citrus fruit with an integrated, complex layering of bread and yeast extract underlining the fruit. Nuances of honey and cream unfold with aeration. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, elegant flavours of white stonefuits are harmoniously infused with bready and yeast autolysis interest. This has clarity, focus, intensity and depth. The mouthfeel is smooth with a creamy mousse and richness at the palate core. Fine and soft acidity underlines the palate and the flavours lead to a poised, refreshing and long lingering finish. This is a harmonious, elegantly deep and creamy method traditionnelle. Serve as an aperitif and with seafood over the next 4+ years. 350 dozen made. 18.5+/20 Apr 2014 RRP$47.00



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