Huia Brut 2009
Huia Brut is a sparkling wine made in the traditional method. The 2009 vintage was an excellent year in Marlborough. The grapes developed very good flavours and balance. This vintage is 58% Chardonnay and 42% Pinot Noir.
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 three years. The bottles were hand riddled over a five week period before disgorging.
The 2009 Huia Brut displays an excellent fine bead and good bubble retention. The nose shows fresh citrus and lovely fresh baked bread characters. Light strawberry and peach fruit with bright citrus flavours retain freshness on the palate. This wine has a creamy fresh dry finish.
Huia Blanc de Blancs is delicious with: canapés, fresh and oven baked oysters, sushi, smoked salmon and fresh seafood.