Millesime Sparkling 2016 750ml Limited Release
Millésime 2016 Vintage Brut Cuvée Esses Estate Methode Traditionnelle
Complex. Elegant. Enlightening.
Millésime was whole bunched pressed and matured for 11 months before being bottled and tirage being undertaken. Millésime has had 60 months on maturing on lees creating gorgeous bread dough and hazelnut characteristics.
Aromas: Millésime has divine aromas of red apple, lemon with a hint of lime and a touch of melon with gorgeous bread dough and hazelnut characteristics coming through from the time on lees
Palate: Dry, long finish that is complex and well balance. Apple, peach, and grapefruit coming though.
Dosage: 6g/l Time on Lees: 60months Bottles Released: 594 Grapes: 94% Chardonnay 6% Pinot Noir
The distinguished 2016 vintage (5*) was harvested from 20 year-old Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines at Kaikoura, and disgorged after five years on its yeast lees. Light yellow/green, with a highly fragrant, yeasty, complex bouquet, it is very vigorous and intense, with searching, peachy, citrusy, yeasty, gently biscuity flavours, and an almost dry, very long finish. A 'complete' package, it's well worth discovering. 5 Stars - Michael Cooper MW
A complex, developing toasty bouquet with scents of buttered brioche and nut, peach and a developing lees autolysis. Complex and enticing. Full and richly flavoured on the palate with peach and nectarine, lemon and grapefruit, some developing toasty nut qualities, butter brioche and a fine creamy mousse. A delicous wine from start to finish - well made, balanced and ready. Don’t hesitate. Best drinking from today and through 2030.. - 94/100 Cameron Douglas MS
A rich, creamy sparkler with toasted nut, baguette crust, grapefruit, and white peach flavours which are integrated and developed. - 94/100 - 4.5 stars - Bob Campbell MW
Price based on case of any 15x 750ml bottles, all-inclusive of freight, taxes, duty and insurance from NZ Producer to your door in Australia. All prices based on live exchange rate.