Nautilus Cuvee Marlborough Brut

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Marlborough’s cool climate gives an elegant, finely structured, high acid wine which shows the richness of a Pinot Noir dominant blend. Traditional method winemaking and 36 months’ aging on lees give a fine bead, creamy mousse, and a distinctive nutty, brioche bouquet, and harmonious and lingering palate. Although this dry, mineral, high acid wine is a classic match for oysters, the creamy texture and complex, toasty bouquet compliment a variety of dishes, such smoked salmon and cr me fraiche blinis, or goats cheese choux buns. The breadth on the palate pairs well with stronger flavors such as a hint of Indian spices, or a roast chicken. Blend: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay This has complex aromas of chamomile, beeswax and some dried peaches with sappy red berries and pastry, too. Complex. The palate offers a very bright, fresh and quite crunchy feel with attractive red fruit and a lithe, juicy and succulent feel that holds long. Ruby grapefruit to close. On its lees for three years, this traditional method bubbly, from one of Marlborough’s quality-led producers, opens with a nose of citrus and green apple fruit, buttered toast, honey and yeast. On the palate there’s less opulence than the autolytic nose suggests, making the acidity feel a little sharp around the edges and wanting for some creaminess, but there’s still a long citrusy finish, bright bubbles and plenty of drinkability.

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