Huia Blanc de Blancs-Wineseeker
$35.70

Huia Blanc de Blancs

Region
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand - Marlborough
Style
  • Sparkling
Varietal
  • Chardonnay

Shipping Options / Costs

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Shipping Option Per Box  Cost
Pick up in store All Free
Ship to: Local Wellington Region (*) Up to 12 bottles $2.50
Ship to: Rest of New Zealand Up to 12 bottles $6.00
Ship to: Rural Deliveries Up to 12 bottles Add + $4.50
Ship to: Waiheke Island Up to 12 bottles Add + $12.00
(*) Local Wellington includes Wellington City, Hutt City and Porirua City. 

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Background:
Huia Blanc de Blancs is a sparkling wine made in the traditional method. The 2011 vintage was an excellent year in Marlborough. The grapes developed very good flavours and balance. This vintage is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes.
Winemaking:
The grapes were hand picked and whole bunch pressed. Then the juice was racked off to barrels for fermentation. A warm fast ferment was encouraged.
The base wines underwent full malolactic fermentation and were aged on gross lees in old French oak. The secondary yeast fermentation was conducted in the bottle and was aged on the yeast lees for sixty five months. The bottles were hand riddled over a five week period before half the vintage being disgorged on the 9th & 10th October 2017. The remainder will be disgorged in March 2018
Tasting Note:
The 2011 Huia Blanc de Blancs display an excellent fine bead and good bubble retention. The nose shows fresh citrus and lovely fresh baked bread characters. Light citrus and peach fruit retain freshness on the palate. This wine has a creamy fresh dry finish.
Food Matches:
Huia Blanc de Blancs is delicious with: canapés, fresh and oven baked oysters, sushi, smoked salmon and fresh seafood.

Residual Sugar: 6.5g/l
TA: 6.7g/l
pH: 2.97
Alcohol: 12.5%

Winemaker Notes

Background:
Huia Blanc de Blancs is a sparkling wine made in the traditional method. The 2011 vintage was an excellent year in Marlborough. The grapes developed very good flavours and balance. This vintage is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes.
Winemaking:
The grapes were hand picked and whole bunch pressed. Then the juice was racked off to barrels for fermentation. A warm fast ferment was encouraged.
The base wines underwent full malolactic fermentation and were aged on gross lees in old French oak. The secondary yeast fermentation was conducted in the bottle and was aged on the yeast lees for sixty five months. The bottles were hand riddled over a five week period before half the vintage being disgorged on the 9th & 10th October 2017. The remainder will be disgorged in March 2018
Tasting Note:
The 2011 Huia Blanc de Blancs display an excellent fine bead and good bubble retention. The nose shows fresh citrus and lovely fresh baked bread characters. Light citrus and peach fruit retain freshness on the palate. This wine has a creamy fresh dry finish.
Food Matches:
Huia Blanc de Blancs is delicious with: canapés, fresh and oven baked oysters, sushi, smoked salmon and fresh seafood.

Residual Sugar: 6.5g/l
TA: 6.7g/l
pH: 2.97
Alcohol: 12.5%