2013 Bubbles for Brigid
Brigid is a classic m̩ethode traditionnelle sparkling wine; originally made as a surprise to my dear wife Brigid. Marlborough with its dry, temperate autumn climate produces disease free grapes with exceptional flavour and high natural acidity the ideal substrate for great sparkling wines. This 70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir blended wine was then bottle fermented and aged on yeast lees a further 36 months to give exceptional richness, texture and complexity.
Bright lemon/straw coloured, this sparkling wine erupts from the bottle in a cascade of fine bubbles, smelling of grapefruit and apple aromas plus pleasant yeasty hints of fresh baked bread. It's lively yet delicate on the palate, with a delicious creamy texture, crisp and refreshing; yet with a lingering dry finish. A wine that shows New Zealand's ability to make world class sparkling wine.