Oak Estate Hawke's Bay Méthode Traditionnelle (2020)

The stylish, non-vintage wine I tasted in late 2020 (4.5*) is a blend of Pinot Noir (60 per cent) and Chardonnay (40 per cent), grown at Bridge Pa and disgorged after 20 months on its yeast lees. Finely scented, it has vivacious, citrusy, yeasty flavours, showing very good complexity and depth, and a smooth (8 grams/litre of residual sugar), tightly structured finish. (Note: this wine has a black top on the cork, distinguishing it from its rosé stablemate.)


Type: Sparkling Wines
Variety: Sparkling Wines
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $45 NZD
Sweetness: MED/DRY
Value for Money: –V

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.


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