Daniel Le Brun

Daniel Le Brun

Marlborough Brut Vintage2008 Daniel Le Brun Marlborough Brut Vintage 750ml

Sparkling with straw colours and gold hues, this exquisite méthode exhales aromas of crisp gala apple and wild strawberry complimented by nuances of brioche and toasted pine nuts. In the palate, soft creamy bubbles lead into a rich weighty palate balanced by fresh youthful acidity.

Goes great with:

  • Cheese

  • Dessert

  • Seafood

$3999 RRP 750ml bottle

Accolades:

  • Pure Gold, Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013
  • Gold, Royal Eastershow 2013
  • Bronze, The Spiegelau International Wine Competition
  • Bronze, NZ International WIne Show 2014

Sparkling with straw colours and gold hues, this exquisite méthode exhales aromas of crisp gala apple and wild strawberry complimented by nuances of brioche and toasted pine nuts. In the palate, soft creamy bubbles lead into a rich weighty palate balanced by fresh youthful acidity.

Description:

Color:
Straw colours and gold hues.
Aromas:
Aromas of crisp gala apple and wild strawberry complimented by nuances of brioche and toasted pine nuts.
Palate:
Soft creamy bubbles lead into a rich weighty palate balanced by fresh youthful acidity.

Food and Wine Match:

Ideal as an aperitif or perfect alongside seafood such as smoked salmon or freshly shucked oysters.

Cellaring:

Ideal drinking now but will develop further toasty complexity through to 2020.

Harvest Notes:

The season started off with excellent flowering and fruit set during November and December. This resulted in increased bunch weights and berry size in both the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The summer was characteristically hot and dry which resulted in a slightly larger crop than average being harvested in ideal conditions in the second and third weeks of March, before any of the warm intermittent rain events that threw a big curve ball into the rest of the 2008 harvest.

Fermentation Notes:

The individual vineyard parcels are fermented using a careful selection of champagne yeasts and are then left to sit on their lees to gain creaminess, structure and complexity for two to three months. At this time the wines undergo malolactic fermentation to soften their intense natural acidity. The wine is then blended and yeast and sugar are added before it undergoes secondary fermentation in bottle.

Vintages

Technical Information

Vintage:
2008
Winemaker:
Andy Petrie
Variety:
Brut Vintage
Region:
Marlborough
Alcohol:
12.50%
pH:
3.03.
Residual Sugar:
6g/l