Man O’War Tulia Methode Traditionelle Blanc de Blanc 2012 – $$$
100% Chardonnay from the ‘Pururi’ vineyard on Waiheke Island. Bought at Akl Duty free, consumed in Fiji…
11.9% alc., 6 g/L dosage. Yellow gold, with moderate bubbles.
Lifted bouquet of peach, apple, nuts and (strong) yeasty brioche lead into a palate of firm stone fruit flavours and citrus. Lees and oak backbone. Grapefruit finish. A lively, racy sparkler. 89 points