Huia, Blanc de Blancs, Traditional Method, Marlborough, New Zealand
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Roving Sommelier loves premium quality sparkling wines from around the world. Even better when these expressive wines are made with love and care. For me, they’re ideal for those who prefer their sparkling wines to be playful yet serious. They are perfect alternatives to traditional Champagne for parties and festivities.
Huia Blanc de Blancs is probably one of my favourite New World sparkling wines. What’s more I’m a big fan of wine makers Claire and Mike Allan, who met while working in Champagne and used to make the iconic Pelorus sparkling wine at Cloudy Bay before setting up their own Marlborough-based vineyard and winery. Together, with this previous experience, I genuinely believe that the cool microclimate of Marlborough is one of the best terroirs outside Champagne to make top quality, premium ‘traditional method’ sparkling wines.
2010 Huia Blanc de Blancs Traditional Method is a classically made chardonnay cuvee. It was fermented in aged French oak prior to bottle fermentation. Extended bottle maturation has given the wine a delicious yeasty character. The elegantly structured palate shows freshly baked bread and toasty fruit with a long creamy finish. Best enjoyed well-chilled with or without food and in a convivial atmosphere.
Alcohol: 12.5% abv (75cl)
Grape varieties: Chardonnay
Flavour Profile: Crisp, Bone Dry, Citrus, Yeasty, Biscuity, Mouth-watering acidity