2009 Huia Vintage Sparkling Brut
Huia Brut is a sparkling wine made in the traditional method. The 2009 vintage was an excellent year in Marlborough. The grapes developed very good flavours and balance. This vintage is 58% Chardonnay and 42% Pinot Noir.
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 three years. The bottles were hand riddled over a five week period before disgorging.
The 2009 Huia Brut displays an excellent fine bead and good bubble retention. The nose shows fresh citrus and lovely fresh baked bread characters. Light strawberry and peach fruit with bright citrus flavours retain freshness on the palate. This wine has a creamy fresh dry finish.
The Shout NZ
Rich, complex, integrated and alluring bouquet of wild white fruits, honey and lees autolysis; hints of ginger laced apple, wild strawberry and peach. Full, rich creamy mousse, dry, complex and flavour packed wine, biscuity, farmers market fresh bread moments, long and crisp finish.
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
58% Chardonnay and 42% Pinot Noir, hand-picked and WBP, fermented warm in seasoned French oak with 100% MLF, the wine spending 3 years on lees in bottle after secondary fermentation. This is 12.5% alc. and carries 6 g/L dosage. Bright, light golden-hued straw-yellow colour with some depth, lighter edged. The bead is fine and very persistent. This has a full, broad, but intense bouquet with integrated and complex aromas of white and yellow florals and stonefruits, bready, yeasty autolysis and light, nutty aldehydes, along with oak toastiness and reduction hints. Dry to taste, refined flavours of floral fruits are entwined with nutty, bread-yeast notes. Complexing secondary yeast extract and oak toast nuances add to the interest. The mouthfeel is tight and taut, very dry and the very fine-textures and phenolics suggest a mouthwatering austerity. Soft effervescence and crisp acidity provide good liveliness and balance to the sweetness of the dosage on the long, sustained finish. This is a very refined, elegant and taut method traditionnelle with integrated complex flavours of stonefruits, nuts and yeast. Serve as an aperitif and with canapés over the next 3+ years.
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