2016 Reserve Blanc de Noirs

$65.00

New release

Merlot 61%

Cabernet Franc 27%

Cabernet Sauvignon 12%

The wine is a delicate colour, and displays a lively mousse of very fine bubbles in the glass. Excellent fruit intensity from the unique combination of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon,  a wine that can easily be paired with meats or seafood, or simply enjoyed on its own.

Description

Made in classic Méthode Traditionelle style, this is a rare 100% Waiheke grown, bottle fermented sparkling wine. Can truly be described as a unique and unusual product!

Awarded 4½ out of 5 stars by Michael Cooper (2021):

“The highly distinctive, bottle-fermented 2016 vintage (4.5*) is a ‘daring varietal blend’ of Merlot (61 per cent), Cabernet Franc (27 per cent) and Cabernet Sauvignon (12 per cent). Disgorged after more than four years aging on its yeast lees, it has straw/pale orange color, with a fragrant, yeasty bouquet. Full-bodied, it has loads of lively peachy, slightly toasty flavor, showing very good complexity, a dry feel (5 grams/litre of residual sugar), balanced acidity, and a harmonious, lingering finish. Well worth trying.”