Instantly appealing, the very elegant, still youthful wine currently on sale (5*) is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Mostly of 2013 origin, it was fermented and aged for a year in old oak barrels, bottled for its secondary fermentation, and disgorged after six years on its yeast lees. Bright, light lemon/green, it is yeasty and complex, with incisive, citrusy, slightly appley flavours, vibrant, crisp and lasting. Is this Spy Valley's best sparkling yet?
Type: Sparkling Wines
Variety: Sparkling Wines
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $40 NZD
Value for Money: AV
The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.
Reviewed December 2021