2011 Huia Blanc de Blanc
We happen to think this is one of New Zealand's absolute best sparkling wines and because we got in on the Christmas specials we are able to offer it at an amazing price.
Huia makes a fantastic Brut but when the weather is right they also make this Blanc de Blanc which has serious cellaring potential. This is the just-released 2011 vintage which spends a year getting richer, more complex and intense in barrel on less before it is bottled and undergoes secondary fermentation in the bottle. It is then aged another 5 and a half years before it is riddled and disgorged in November. As you can see this wine gets a lot of attention and the result is truly memorable.
Bright and fresh acidity with creamy bubbles, brioche, lime marmalade and a hint of peach. It has a lovely long, fresh, creamy finish.