When the bottle is opened properly, the wine “pops” into life and you are immediately met with a toasty yeast autolysis character – a must for great Méthode Traditionnelle wine!
The aromas are lemons and yeast, but slightly restrained, not giving anything
away! The palate builds from the lemon citrus entry through a biscuit dough mid-palate to a full, rich but crisp and clean finish.
Consisting predominantly of Chardonnay blended with Pinot Noir this Méthode Traditionnelle was made to exacting standards using time-honoured techniques. Adapting the Méthode Marlborough stringent criteria, it was carefully crafted from our own fine Marlborough grapes, skilfully blended, twice fermented and aged on lees for at least 18 months.
A hint of yeastiness and huge acid backbone linger behind abundant wild lemon and citrus fruit aromas. This is followed by a voluptuously long-lasting and creamy finish. This wine boasts a silkily sparkling texture and fine, persistent mousse.