Ninth Island Sparkling Brut
Staff Pick

Ninth Island Sparkling Brut - NV

Item # 62897 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
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$299.52 $284.54/ Case of 12

Tasting Notes

Made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier planted to volcanic soil. Tangy citrus fruit and a creamy mousse. Elegant, expressive and delicious with oysters and ceviche.

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Staff Pick Notes

This sparkling wine is fresh, full of fresh fruit flavors, yellow apple, citrus and yellow plum. The two traditional sparkling wine grapes are used: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. It's light bodied, as you would expect from a sparkling white wine but because of the yeast aging in the bottle, you can taste toasty and brioche notes, Followed by a pleasant vanilla finish it's absolutely delicious: after the first glass you want to pour a second one! Ninth Island is named after a tiny island in the Bass Strait, just across from the estate where this wine is made. It's a pristine environment, beautiful nature. Tasmania is a volcanic area and the soil give to the wine a vibrant minerality. In my opinion, this wine can compete with the more known and more expensive Champagne from France!


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