Mahana Methode Traditionelle N.V. Brut

The Mahana Methode Traditionelle N.V Brut wine has a bright and clear appearance with a fine bead. It has a straw, copper tinted colour showing the Pinot Noir involvement in the blend. The nose is classic with bread dough, biscuit and hints of toast all evident. It is creamy, with a subtle strawberry character from the Pinot Noir. It is lovely, and reminiscent of good Champagne. The palate is textural,full, rich and powerful. It has a long finish that is refreshingly dry in the ‘Brut Sauvage, no dosage style. There is some subtle complexing aldehyde at the very finish of the palate. Serious and good!

Winemaking

This wine has been made in a ‘brut sauvage’ style employing traditional techniques from a blend of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir. The extended time of 42 months on lees prior to disgorging has allowed for further autolysis to impart a creamy and nutty complexity to both the nose and palate. It is a wine that is both complex and interesting whilst retaining freshness and vitality. The wine received zero sugar in the final expédition liqueur.

Alc 13.0%

Food

Asparagus & Avocado Salad, Pistachio-Crusted Scallops, Lemon Shortcake with
Lemon Curd & Mixed Citrus or Harvest Pear Crisp with Candied Ginger.

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