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Huia Blanc de Blancs 2010

Vintage Sparkling Wine from Marlborough, New Zealand
    12.5% ABV
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    Winemaker Notes

    The Huia Blanc de Blancs displays an excellent fine bead and good bubble retention. The nose shows fresh citrus and lovely fresh baked bread characters. Light citrus and peach fruit 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.

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    Huia, Marlborough, New Zealand
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    In Marlborough, the creation of good wine and a commitment to the environment go hand in hand. With its focus on organics and biodynamics, Huia Vineyards' mission is to make beautiful wines for today while protecting the vitality of the soils for future generations; quality drinking and care for the environment in one perfectly-crafted vintage. Handcrafted by Winemakers Claire & Michael Allan

    Marlborough

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    An icon and leading region of New Zealand's distinctive style of Sauvignon blanc, Marlborough has a unique terroir, making it ideal for high quality grape production (of many varieties). Despite some common generalizations, which could be fairly justified given that Marlborough is responsible for 90% of New Zealand's Sauvignon blanc production, the wines from this region are actually anything but homogenous. At the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, the vineyards of Marlborough benefit from well-draining, stony soils, a dry, sunny climate and wide temperature fluctuations between day and night, a phenomenon that supports a perfect balance between berry ripeness and acidity.

    The region’s king variety, Sauvignon blanc, is beloved for its pungent, aromatic character with notes of exotic tropical fruit, freshly cut grass and green bell pepper along with a refreshing streak of stony minerality. These wines are made in a wide range of styles, and winemakers take advantage of various clones, vineyard sites, fermentation styles, lees-stirring and aging regimens to differentiate their bottlings, one from one another.

    Also produced successfully here are fruit-forward Pinot noirs (especially where soils are clay-rich), elegant Riesling, Pinot gris and Gewürztraminer.

    Representing the topmost expression of a Champagne house, a vintage Champagne is one made from the produce of a single, superior harvest year. Vintage Champagnes account for a mere 5% of total Champagne production and are produced about three times in a decade. Champagne is typically made as a blend of multiple years in order to preserve the house style; these will have non-vintage, or simply, NV on the label. The term, "vintage," as it applies to all wine, simply means a single harvest year.

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