Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blancs 2015

Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blancs 2015

$49.00

A crisp, fresh Methode with obvious yeast notes and the minerality typical of our limestone terroir. A more layered and ‘sophisticated’ style than our more fruit-forward Cuvee II Methode. A truly ‘hand-made’ wine – hand-picked grapes, hand-bottled, hand-riddled, hand-disgorged and hand-labelled. This wine has had 3 years on yeast lees.

 

 

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Description

A very clear pale lemon colour which helps to highlight the elegant and persistent mousse.

Fresh, clean aromas of green apple, stonefruit and citrus with obvious bready and mineral notes. A real invitation to put the wine in your mouth.

A strong flavour ‘attack’ showing a vibrant marriage of fruit and yeast influences. The firm and fresh acidity provides balance and persistence of flavour through to a long clean finish.

Hand-picked from selected low-yielding vines. Early harvest to limit the aromatic fruit level and ‘trap’ the firm acidity necessary for this style.

Stainless steel (primary) fermentation at elevated temperatures. Fermented (primary and in-bottle)with a special strain of Champagne yeast. 100% malo-lactic fermentation. 36 months on yeast in bottle (tirage). Riddled by hand and manually disgorged at de la terre. Zero dosage (no sugar addition) at disgorging. Estate bottled, hand-labelled, very small production of 880 bottles, individually hand-numbered.