Nautilus Cuvée Marlborough NV (NV)

Recent releases of this non-vintage, bottle-fermented sparkling have revealed an intensity and refinement that positions the label among the finest in the country. Made with Pinot Noir (mostly) and Chardonnay, it is blended with older reserve stocks held in old oak barriques and disgorged after a minimum of three years aging on its yeast lees. Rich, piercing, crisp and long, it's a beautifully tight, vivacious and refined wine, its vibrant Marlborough fruit characters enriched with intense, bready aromas and flavours. The latest batch (5*) was bottled in October 2017 and disgorged from its yeast lees in December 2021 (you can see that on the back label). A Pinot Noir-dominant blend, it is vivacious, with peachy, biscuity flavours, revealing very impressive complexity, intensity and harmony

Details

Type: Sparkling Wines
Variety: Sparkling Wines
Vintage: NV
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $43 NZD
Sweetness: MED/DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Super Classic.

Reviewed June 2022

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