Te Hana `Reserve Cuvee` NV (6 x 750mL, Giftboxed), Gisborne, NZ.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
$18.99 per Bottle
$113.94 per pack
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Overview

This effervescent Cuvee is a blend of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir to produce an aromatic aperitif style Sparkling wine. The fermentation process has been designed to accentuate the aromas of crisp apples, grapefruit and strawberries combined with delicate brioche characters and a naturally balanced acidity.

Region:
NZ - Other New Zealand
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

"Smartly made and packaged New Zealand sparkling. Crafted from chardonnay and pinot noir, yeasty/bready aromas, apple and berry fruit, streams of bubbles. Also in a rose style."

Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury (DEC/2011)

"Combining chardonnay and pinot noir, it’s full of the fresh, fruity flavours of apple and grapefruit."

Marie Claire (DEC/2011)

"The Cuvee is a blend of 80 per cent chardonnay and 20 per cent pinot noir, with aromas of crisp apple, grapefruit and strawberries with a brioche palate."

Drink Trade (NOV/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

This effervescent cuvee of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir exhibits aromas of crisp apples, grapefruit and strawberries.

Palate

The aroma combines with delicate brioche characters and a naturally balanced acidity to produce this aromatic apertif style sparkling wine.

Winemaking Notes

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.

Vintage
non-vintage
Region
NZ - Other New Zealand
Grape Style
Imported Sparkling
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

The first thing you notice in New Zealand is our bright, clear, crisp light. Its colour saturates our landscape and intensifies the vivid flavours in our natural produce.

This same light has provided a beautiful new range of sparkling wines, created from some of the best of New Zealand for those who outshine the ordinary – Te Hana.

Each glass of Te Hana is made from grapes that ripen in pristine sunlight. This creates three vibrant sparkling wine varietals ideal for any occasion.

Our toast is “Te Hana” – Maori for “To shine”.

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