Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvee Brut

Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvee Brut, New Zealand

This is a tank method wine, with a period of post 2nd fermentation in-tank lees contact; chardonnay; mushroom cork closure, 12% abv.  Widely available, about £13.

WSET style tasting note
Appearance – pale intensity gold, showing medium-sized bubbles and tears.

Nose – clean on the nose, with a medium (+) intensity, youthful, with orchard fruit aromas of green apple and conference pear, stewed cooking apple, a hint of lemony/limey citrus and a hint of unripe stone fruit.

Palate – a dry wine, with medium (+) acidity, no tannins, medium (+) alcohol and a medium (-) body, with medium (+) intensity flavours of stewed green apple and ripe grapefruit flesh.  A creamy mousse, with a medium persistence, and a long length.

Quality – a good quality harmonious wine, with a balance between acidity and alcohol plus residual sugar, suiting the intensity of flavour.  Not a complex wine, but with a good intensity of flavour and a crisp long finish – a well made wine.

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