This effervescent Cuvée of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir exhibits aromas of crisp apples, grapefruit and strawberries combined with delicate brioche characters and a naturally balanced acidity to produce this aromatic aperitif style sparkling wine.
- NZ - Other New Zealand
- New Zealand
This wine is made for women, and it’s also made by one (Kate Wall, from South Australia’s Croser). Along with its rosé sister, Te Hana (“to shine” in Maori) will make a splash this festive season, so grab a glass and discover its citrusy notes, fine bead and long finish. Michelle Reedy, Who weekly,(08/NOV/2010)
The Cuvee is a blend of 8O per cent chardonnay and 20 per cent pinot noir, with aromas of crisp apple, grapefruit and strawberries with a brioche palate. Rob Geddes MW, Drinks Trade (01/NOV/2010)
Winery Tasting Notes
A blend of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir.
This effervescent cuvee of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir exhibits aromas of crisp apples, grapefruit and strawberries.
The aroma combines with delicate brioche characters and a naturally balanced acidity to produce this aromatic apertif style sparkling wine.
The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are harvested crushed and quickly chilled to ~4oC. The free run juice is gently pressed out and allowed to settle and clarify for 24-48 hours before racking. The juice is inoculated with carefully selected yeast to augment the flavours and aromas of each batch and allowed to ferment slowly at cool temperatures over several weeks to capture the crisp zesty flavours of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Each Chardonnay and Pinot Noir batch went through partial malolactic fermentation to give greater texture and balance the wines natural acidity with lees stirring to enhance the viscosity and richness of the base wines.