Familia Geisse Extra Brut 2017 (Traditional Method)

£25.00

This outstanding Traditional Method sparkling wine is a perennial customer favourite – and ours too!

A 50% Chardonnay / 50% Pinot Noir blend, it was aged on the lees for 36 months, has 12% Abv. & 6gm/ltr. residual sugar – so firmly in the ‘Extra Brut’ category and will appeal to those who prefer a drier style of fizz. Just 7200 bottles were produced in 2017.

Tasting note below refers to 2016 but winemaker Carlos Abarzúa describes the 2017 as having a ‘strong aromatic intensity, with notes of white flowers, nuts, honey and brioche..a complex and creamy palate..with good balance between acidity and sugar..’

Previously awarded silver medal winner at the International Wine Challenge 2018 and rated ‘Best Extra Brut 2019’ by the Descorchados South American wine guide, scoring 93 points.

Description

ABV: 12% Abv.

APPEARANCE: Bright and clear, mid-straw colour with touch of gold; persistent fine mousse

AROMAS: Well developed autolytic character on nose, showing pronounced biscuity, brioche aromas

TASTE: Rich and creamy palate, with fresh buttery, toasty, nutty and brioche notes all to the fore. Dry, with apricot and peach flavours dominating, and a more citric or lemon character in the background. Very long, finishes with a tiny spritz.

OVERALL: Probably our personal favourite fizz…perfect for gifting, weddings or other special occasions; offers exceptional quality and superb value!

Awarded 94 points by Decanter magazine (October 2018)

If you like this, try Campos de Cima Extra Brut, a fuller & more tropical style from SW Brazil