New Zealand

NV Cloudy Bay Pelorus

6 x 750ml
Technical Attributes
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Tasting Notes

Pelorus is the definitive New Zealand sparkling wine, and has been since 1987. Crafted using the time-honoured méthode traditionnelle, Pelorus is widely acclaimed for its elegance, finesse and complexity. Its deliciously crisp and balanced flavours make it the perfect bottle for any occasion. Pelorus is crisp and balanced. The pale straw colour and aromas of ripe citrus hint at its Chardonnay origins. On the nose, a bouquet of apple and lemon complements the aromas of fresh bread, drawn from two years’ bottle ageing on lees. The palate is toasty, creamy and complex, enhanced further by the lingering, nutty finish.

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Winemakers Note

The grapes for this blend of chardonnay (60%) and pinot noir (40%) are grown on vines planted in free-draining, gravel-based soil. The grapes are pressed, not crushed, and the juice is given only a short time to settle before 80% is fermented in stainless-steel tanks and 20% in old French oak barrels.The wine is matured in bottle for two years to add layers of complexity.

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