'Tulia' Blanc de Blanc
Waiheke Island
2017

'Tulia' Blanc de Blanc

$75.00

Tasting Notes

2017 Vintage Tulia carries an intensity of aroma lifted out of the glass by a heady bead, savoury and toasty along with ripe stone fruit and citrus characters support a delicious backbone of natural acidity and fruit tannin. No sugar was added at dosage so Tulia 2017 is extra brut in style with richness from the barrel fermentation and savouriness from the wild full solid fermentation. Kiwi Bolly baby. 

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Winemaking

Fruit for the Tulia was hand harvested from some of our oldest Chardonnay vines and was pressed direct to old French oak puncheons for a wild fermentation. The wine underwent a very long slow fermentation throughout the winter and once complete it was kept cool to prevent the malolactic fermentation from occurring. After over wintering in oak the wine was then racked to tank in early summer and then filtered before bottling in late February 2018 for the second fermentation, it was then disgorged in July of 2020 with no sugar added to the dosage.


Reviews and Accolades

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier - 94 Points, "The bouquet is quite exotic with aromas of Asian spices, a wild lees autolysis adds a definitive complexity, fruit aromas suggest grapefruit, apple, peach and honeysuckle."


Bob Campbell, Master of Wine - 93 Points, "Rich, weighty, smooth-textured sparkling wine with citrus, lime, oyster-shell and subtle bready yeast autolysis character."