Category Archives: new zealand south

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 … Continue reading

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Mount Bluff, New Zealand, NV

Mount Bluff (a brand name rather than a place, me thinks), Sauvignon blanc Brut, NV, Wine of New Zealand. Bought by mistake? Cheap fizz? Neither of these things, I wanted to try it after reading Sally Easton’s (MW) article. Every … Continue reading

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Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sainsbury TTD Lightly Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ, 2011 A carbonated wine, smells and tastes like Kiwi sauvignon blanc with typical aromas and flavours,  which the CO2 heightens somewhat.  Zork closure, 12.5%, £12, Sainsbury. WSET style tasting note Appearance – clear … Continue reading

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