Whitehaven 'Samantha' Cuvee Methode Traditionnelle 2018
Meticulously crafted in exceptionally limited quantities, this inaugural release 2018 vintage 'Samantha' Cuvée celebrates Greg and Sue’s daughter Samantha, as she continues the legacy that her parents created together.
This elegant Méthode Traditionnelle is sustainably produced, from 100% Marlborough Chardonnay and Pinot Noir fruit (Chardonnay dominant) and is produced in accordance with Méthode Traditionnelle practices. Enjoy crisp, dry, delicate flavours balanced with lees age derived complexity, finishing fine, clean and long.
Produced in very limited quantities, this is the perfect bubbles to share with friends or to celebrate a special occasion.
Colour / Appearance: Pale straw in colour with a fine bead.
Aroma / Bouquet: Elegant notes of citrus blossom, oyster shell and crunchy apple with appealing yeast derived savoury biscuit and bread character.
Palate: This Méthode Traditionnelle is a fine and elegant dry style of wine with freshness, gentle creaminess and impeccable balance. The aromas are reflected in the flavour profile and carry on to a long, precise, cleansing finish.
Cellaring: Delicious upon release in December 2020 but will also develop more toasty savouriness with time in bottle.
Food Match: Try with panfried fish or fresh oysters.