2016 Huia Blanc de Blancs
Huia Blanc de Blancs is a sparkling wine made in the traditional method. The 2016 vintage was an excellent year in Marlborough. The grapes developed very good flavours and balance. This vintage is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes.
The grapes were hand picked and whole bunch-pressed. Then the juice was racked off to barrels for fermentation. A warm fast ferment was encouraged. The base wines underwent full malolactic fermentation and were aged on gross lees in old French oak. The secondary yeast fermentation was conducted in the bottle and was aged on the yeast lees
for thirty two months. The bottles were hand riddled over a five week period before being disgorged on 15th and 16th October 2019.
The 2016 Huia Blanc de Blancs display an excellent fine bead and good bubble retention. The nose shows fresh citrus and lovely fresh baked bread characters. Light citrus and peach fruit retain freshness on the palate. This wine has a creamy fresh dry finish.
The Real Review
Vintage méthode from 100% chardonnay aged for 30-50 months on the lees in bottle. Fresh, crisp and appealing wine with freshly-baked bread, nut and citrus flavours. Refreshingly dry with a mouth-tingling finish. A delicious wine that's ready to be savoured, but no rush.
Standard Bottle Out of Stock