Nautilus Estate Museum Release Cuvee Brut

It’s pretty rare to see a Recently Disgorged in NZ and especially one that is from 2009, that’s over 10 years on the yeast lees in the bottle, wow….. And very small quantities ava

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Brand Nautilus Estate
Region Marlborough
Varietal Chardonnay Pinot Noir
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 12.0%
Country New Zealand
Vegan
Vegetarian

Description

It’s pretty rare to see a Recently Disgorged Sparkling Wine in NZ and especially one that is from 2009, that’s over 10 years on the yeast lees in the bottle, wow….. Traditionally NV Champagne is ages 18months on lees, but Nautilus Cuvee is standardly aged 36months. Typically, they disgorge the wine 3-4 times a year with the aim of the wine having 6-18 months on cork when in the market. Once the wine is taken off its yeast lees and sealed with a cork, it will age more rapidly and start to take on more ‘bottle age’ characters such as toast and brioche. Conversely if a wine is aged for a longer period on yeast lees, it will age more slowly and develop more complexity while retaining fineness. Nautilus do also retain library stock and disgorge after an extended period of time on yeast lees, they call it ‘late disgorged’. Their library stock of 2009 Recently Disgorged impressed them so much they decided to share it with us, how lucky are we!!!! This is one Limited Release you do not wish to miss out on… Christmas is near……Just saying…
This was the blend that won the Champion Sparkling Wine & Pure Gold Medal at the 2015 Air NZ Wine Awards.

Smells

a heady bouquet of red wild berries, raspberries, strawberries, and hints of cranberries intertwined with toasty brioche, the more you breath deeply from the glass the more the delicious toasty creamy, sourdough and wheat biscuits notes shine as a result of the extended lees ageing.

Tastes

NV is on the generous side normally, due to the high Pinot Noir percentage, combine this with the extended lees ageing and the result is a rich, creamy, dreamy wonder, that woes you in with every sip. Lashing of toasty, bready, brioche flavours persist throughout, balanced by a fresh acid thread, giving harmony, texture, and length. No need to wait as all the ageing has been done for you and this will be a perfect match to turkey on the Christmas dinner table.

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