Methode Traditionnelle Vintage 2015 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.
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)
A cooler than normal spring was replaced with a dry November and extremely warm December just in time to provide the perfect window for the critical flowering period. Dry warm conditions continued through into February reducing the soil moisture significantly however in late summer, we experienced above-average rainfall and a cold snap. After unexpected snowfalls in mid-April, harvesting was fast-tracked. Overall fruit quality was excellent with slightly lower acid and sugar levels than normal.
The grapes for the Vintage 2015 Blanc de Blancs were hand-picked in ideal condition on the 10th March 2015. Bottled on the 9th November 2015, this exceptional wine was aged for 60 months on lees then riddled and disgorged by hand during Spring 2020 on-site at Quartz Reef.