Methode Traditionnelle Vintage 2017 Blanc de Blancs
The ‘crown jewel’ in our sparkling collection; this exquisite wine exudes style and finesse. Refreshing citrus notes with an irresistible aroma of a pâtisserie. Tantalizing lime and chamomile with precise acidity that dances on the palate. Fine persistent mousse will capture and engage your senses.
An exceptional example of world class Méthode Traditionnelle, handcrafted in Central Otago, New Zealand.
Previous Release: 94 points by Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Jun 2021) 'Riedel Wine of the Show'at NZ Organic Wine Awards (May 2021) 'Champion Sparkling' at NZ Organic Wine Awards (May 2021) 'Gold Medal' at NZ Organic Wine Awards (May 2021) 5 Starsand Classic by Michael Cooper MW (Jan 2021) 93 points by Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com (Dec 2020) 96 points, 5 Stars and ranked #2 of 15 by Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (Nov 2020) 96 points by Cameron Douglas MS (Sep 2020) ‘Gold’ and selected for 2020 Air New Zealand Fine Wine Programme (May 20)
Although our Central Otago summer was cooler than usual the fruit proudly ripened as normal. The season resulted in smaller bunch and lower berry weight which resulted in the Pinot Noir being concentrated with very good structure and weight.
The grapes for the Vintage 2017 Blanc de Blancs were hand-picked in ideal condition on the 22nd March 2017. Bottled on the 4th December 2017, this exceptional wine was aged for 5 years on lees then riddled and disgorged by hand during Spring 2022 on-site at Quartz Reef.