Spade Oak Methode Traditionnelle 2009

12-Jun-2012
Although Steve Voysey is one of this country's most accomplished and experienced winemakers, he would be the first to admit that making first-class sparkling wine is one of the difficult of all to produce. Steve has over two decades of developing the globally successful ‘Lindauer' range for Montana Wines, Pernod-Ricard, and now Indevin. Despite this work, the sparkling wines for his own brand ‘Spade Oak' that he and his wife Eileen have created have required intensive thought and toil to get to the stage where they believe they are ready for release. Two wines have been made from the 2009 vintage, from fruit from their own 15 ha vineyard. Last year, I had the pleasure of tasting the Blanc de Noirs, disgorged especially for the 2011 Gisborne Wine Festival. I was impressed with it. Steve and Eileen have disgorged their first method traditionnelle commercial release with more time on lees, which will be made available to the market very soon. The two wines extend the innovative and interesting range that makes ‘Spade Oak' a unique producer. www.spadeoak.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Spade Oak Gisborne Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blancs 2009
  • Spade Oak Gisborne Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Noirs 2009

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