On sale in 2015, the 2011 vintage (3.5*) is rare, with only 20 cases produced. All Chardonnay-based, it was fermented and matured for 17 months in French oak, then bottled and disgorged after 18 months on its yeast lees. Pale yellow, with a steady bead, it has a lemony, slightly nutty bouquet. Crisp, citrusy and buttery, with considerable complexity, it shows very good vigour and depth.
Type: Sparkling Wines
Variety: Sparkling Wines
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★✰ – 3.5 Stars
Price: $40 NZD
Value for Money: –V
Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2016
The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.