Chardonnay Pinot Noir Marlborough New Zealand
A very stylish Marlborough assemblage of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Marlborough vineyards intentionally planted to create this very wine. Deutz Marlborough is the exquisite result of a winemaking partnership between the prestigious Champagne House of Deutz at Ay, and Pernod Ricard. Deutz marries the best of Marlborough grapes with Champagne methodology, presenting us with a multi award winning new world Brut Cuvee. Crisp, with impressive complexity and richness, yeasty and nutty flavours, excellent vigour and length.
Sourced from the best vineyards in Marlborough, hand harvested at the point where ample sweetness and natural acidity are in harmony. Marlborough's cool maritime climate ensures fruit aromas at vintage remain within a narrow spectrum, retaining the natural grape acidity. The grapes are very lightly pressed to release the free run juices, cold settled and fermented to dryness at 15-18C, then held on light yeast lees for a period of months. After fining and stabilising, the Pinot Chardonnay components are assembled and treated to a secondary ferment in the bottle. Deutz then reposes on its secondary ferment lees for at least two years en tirage before disgorgement. Alcohol 12.0%
A sparklingly clean appearance, straw coloured with a persistent foaming mousse. Bouquets of light cherry and reddish fruit, herbes and sur lie complexity. Deutz shows great power and body, with an excellent balance between the darker Pinot Noir fruit flavours, and toasty, yeasty expressions. The paler fruits of the chardonnay are brightly featured and buttery, an extended finish, and long creamy aftertaste.