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  • Limited edition, vintage methode traditionnelle with 100% Pinot Noir.
  • Delicately rich with delightfully fine bubbles.
  • Carefully curated by the Bourgeois family in Sancerre.
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Pale-Straw
Nose A big yeasty nose, with aromas of warm apple pie, hazelnut and raspberry.
Palate A fine, subtle bead of bubbles, with fresh, dry flavours of delicate peach, preserved lemon rind and chalky minerality.
Food Pairing Quail roasted with apple & calvados.
Cellaring 3-5 Years
Notes Certified organic and meticulously run by the famous Sancerre wine growing family of Henri Bourgeois. "Chapel Bolck" is named after the vineyard's iconic country church. The grapes are lightly whole bunch pressed & aged on lees for 10 months, before the secondary bottle ferment, resulting in a combined total of 2 1/2 years minimum on lees.
Variety Pinot Noir
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2014
Region Marlborough
Country New Zealand
Sustainability Certified Organic
Alcohol 13.4%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Marlborough
When most people think of New Zealand wine, the first thing that comes to mind will be Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. This one variety more than any other helped springboard New Zealand on to the world-wine scene.



The region is located on the northern end of the south island, nestled around the town of Blenheim, and for many years was a sheep region. It was Montana wines, who in 1973 planted the first vines in the region “too far south to grow good wine.” At the time the region was the southernmost region in the country, but nowadays Central Otago takes south to a whole new level.



Plenty of sunshine hours, relatively low rainfall and cool temperatures provide the perfect conditions for growing world-class Sauvignon Blanc the region is renowned for. Other whites grown include Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Sparkling wines. Pinot Noir dominates the red varieties grown, though is typically lighter bodied than Central Otago or Martinborough Pinots.
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Raymond Chan
Bright straw-yellow colour with soft gold and blush hues, lighter on the rim, the bead moderately persistent with fine bubbles. The bouquet is soft and fully voluminous with aromas of yellow stonefruits and florals entwined with bread, brioche and yeasty autolysis layers and nutty hints. The aromatics possess depth and grow in density in the glass. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has lively flavours of white and yellow stonefruits melded with bready-yeasty autolysis and nutty notes, forming a good core with depth. The mouthfeel is lively with brisk acidity and the wine follows a fine, thirst-quenching phenolic-threaded line that carries to a long, dry, nuanced finish. This is a lively Blanc de Noirs method traditionnelle with good depth and presence of yellow stonefruits, bread and yeasty notes and a mouthwatering finish. Serve as an aperitif, with antipasto and tapas over the next 3-4 years. 100% Pinot Noir from the ‘Chapel Block’ on ‘Broadbridge’ clays, hand-picked, WBP, and fermented in tank, the base wine aged 10 months on lees in tank and seasoned oak, the wine aged 18 months on lees. 12.5% alc. and 5 g/L dosage. Disgorged "a few hundred” bottles at a time, this bottling in October. 4,788 bottles made.

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