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Méthode Traditionnelle Brut

Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand



Price: $55 per bottle


Whole bunched pressed and slowly fermented following the traditional method developed in the french region of Champagne. A smooth malolactic fermentation followed and the young wines were blended with several reserve wines, some going back to 2007, which adds depth and huge complexity. Tiraged in February 2015 and disgorged in May 2020, totaling 5 years on lees which created crystal ultra-premium bubbles and added a creamy texture.

Food pairing:

Gougères choux pastry, Mascarpone and salmon verrine, Duck rillettes, Classic fish pie, Raspberry frangipane tart

Vintage report

Technical analysis:

Region: Hawkes Bay
Grapes: Pinot Noir (65%), Chardonnay (21%), Pinot Meunier (14%)
Alcohol: 12%
Residual Sugar: 6.5g/l
pH: 3.28
TA: 6.6g/l
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