About Me

Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Allan Scott 'Blanc de Blancs' NV

Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Growing Region: Marlborough, New Zealand

Chief Winemaker: Josh Scott

5 Stars - Cuisine Magazine.

This Allan Scott 'Methode Traditionnelle' has built itself a highly deserved reputation since the first wine was made back in 1996. Allan Scott Wines has nominated one particular vineyard to nurture the grapes for this famous style of wine. Although the vineyard techniques are very similar to other varieties at Allan Scott Wines, the timing of picking must be very precise.
Crafted entirely from Chardonnay grapes, the 'Blanc de Blancs' base wine is made in a similar fashion to still wines. Using only free run juice it is fermented to dryness, then filtered and prepared for secondary fermentation in the bottle. After ageing up to two years on its lees, under cool dark conditions, the wine is disgorged and is ready to drink. Oak Treatment 3%, with no Malolactic Fermentation.
In the flute you have a white gold colour. This elegant wine has a fine mousse with aromas of distinctive lemon flavours and a light touch of tropical fruit, developing delightful honeycomb autolysis characteristics. The palate is seductive; the seamless integration between the fruit concentration and the acidity makes for a mouth watering finish with a good length. Serve at 8C.

Drinking perfectly well this coming summer season and over the next 2-3 years.

Perfect wine match as an aperitif, with shellfish and dessert with fresh fruits, enjoy.


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