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Flourishing stone fruit, roasted white peach. Explosive.

Osawa Prestige Collection Methode Traditionelle

Hawke's Bay

Crafted using traditional methods with base wine dating back to 2009 and aged on yeast lees for up to 42 months. Complex toast and citrus fruit notes leading to a creamy, fresh palate, the presence of fine mousse and cleansing acidity delivers an elegantly dry and memorable finish.

Winemaker's notes

Handpicked fruit was stored and chilled overnight to 4 degrees Celsius before it was gently whole-bunch pressed to around 550 litre/tonne of juice. The juice was settled, then racked and fermented at warm temperatures to subdue primary fruit and enhance texture and mouthfeel in the finished wine. The wine was stored on lees with occasional stirring over winter until undergoing MLF in spring. The wine was light sulphured before it was tirage bottled pre harvest 2012. The bottles were aged for 42 months on lees at around 12 degrees to develop flavour complexity and richness before disgorging in winter, 2015. Dosage liqueur was added to finish the wine at around 6.0g/l RS which has balanced the bright natural acidity and pure freshness of this wine. Dosage post-secondary fermentation

Details

RegionHawke's Bay VarietySparkling ClosureCork ColorOther Volume750ml Case size12
Alcohol Level 12.5% Acidity 6 pH 4.8 Serving Temp 50°F

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