The highly distinctive, bottle-fermented 2016 vintage (4.5*) is a 'daring varietal blend' of Merlot (61 per cent), Cabernet Franc (27 per cent) and Cabernet Sauvignon (12 per cent). Disgorged after more than four years aging on its yeast lees, it has straw/pale orange colour, with a fragrant, yeasty bouquet. Full-bodied, it has loads of lively peachy, slightly toasty flavour, showing very good complexity, a dry feel (5 grams/litre of residual sugar), balanced acidity, and a harmonious, lingering finish. Well worth trying.
Type: Sparkling Wines
Variety: Sparkling Wines
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $65 NZD
Value for Money: –V
The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.
Reviewed November 2021