A sparkling wine exuding elegance and finesse. Pale yellow with a bouquet of green apple and hints of lime and brioche. On the palate, this is flirtatious and moreish. Enhanced by an invigorating cool, creamy acidity. Focused, cool and crisp with beautiful balance and length.
4.5 Stars by Michael Cooper, NZ Wines (Aug 21) 93 points, 4 Stars and ranked #3 of 43 by Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (May 2021) 92 points by Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com (Dec 2020) 95 points by Cameron Douglas MS (Sep 2020) 94 points by Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (Jun 2020) 95 points by Cameron Douglas MS (Nov 2019) 5 Stars by Joelle Thomson, Vino (Dec 2019) 4.5 Stars and Top in Category by Winestate Magazine (May 2019) ‘Silver’ at the New Zealand Organic Wine Awards (May 2019) 91 points by Jamie Goode, wineanorak.com (Feb 2019) Top 5 Summer Drops by Joelle Thomson, Vino (Jan 2019)
Hand-picked, 8th to 14th March. A selected blend of 62% Pinot Noir and 38% Chardonnay. Bottle fermented and aged on lees. Riddled and disgorged by hand from early 2018 onwards at Quartz Reef. The winemaking was very much in keeping with the traditional practices of the Old World. The winemaker, Rudi Bauer, has combined these techniques, and his own personal understanding, to create this wine.