Amisfield Vintage Brut 2018


One of the best NZ Vintage fizz about. Made by the ever so popular Amisfield stable in Central.  This bubbly starts to play a Champagne game but with a NZ twist.

"The Pinot Noir grapes for our Méthode Traditionelle Brut are grown on vigorous soils, but the cool climate keeps ripening slow and acids high. This makes a perfect combination of attributes for sparkling base. Pinot Noir was handpicked and gently whole bunch pressed to collect very fine, clear free-run juice. This was fermented in stainless steel before malolactic fermentation was allowed to complete. 10 months later, the wine was bottled for secondary fermentation, and aged on lees for 26 months. It was disgorged in February 2021, and a low dosage of 3g/L was added.

The wine shows delicate quince, peach and apricot fruit on the nose, matched with toasted brioche on the palate from the extended (26 month) tirage time. A lower dosage balances with the the fresh acidity, making it a perfect apertitif style of sparkling wine." Winery