2013 Kalex Central Otago Pinot Noir Rose Brut Methode

2013 Kalex Central Otago Pinot Noir Rose Brut Methode

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92 Points Richard Caro
2013 Kalex Central Otago Pinot Noir Rose Brut Methode
92 Points Richard Caro

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Another huge discount on the Kalex brand which is getting a label revamp. This is a rich and compex Vintage Methode from Central Otago. This foodie bubbles was made from Pinot Noir grown in the 2013 vintage, which means it has had plenty of bottle time to round out and layer itself with intriguing mineral and dried-fruit complexities. Stylish and heavily discounted, the Kalex bubbles is simply outstanding at this price! A no brainer to put a case aside for Xmas if you can resist it.

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Elsewhere up to $36.99 Save $17 $19.99 in mixed 6+ or $22.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Pinot Noir

Its Origins

The bearer of a remarkable story, Alex Kaufman was a Polish holocaust survivor who arrived in America with ‘nothing but a quarter in his shoe’ and rose from laboratory cleaner to Pharmaceutical boss. Having fallen in love with the beautiful climes of Central Otago, the elderly but energetic Kaufman established Kalex wines, the stewardship of which is now taken by his daughter Irene Kaufman. With genuine backing to focus on quality fruit and winemaking - with Theo Coles at the winemaking helm - Kalex wines pander not at all to the market but instead make superbly classy and distinctive wines, reflective of classic European taste but capturing in a very refined form that clean, bright fruit and herbal aspect engendered by Central Otago’s harsh alpine conditions.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2011 vintage)

"A copper/salmon coloured appearance - very bright and oozing with fine bubble. Quite a rich earthy and savory bouquet with a plenty of autolysis up front; fruit aromas include baked strawberry and quince with red apple nuances. On the palate - savory, crisp, earthy and dry - quite masculine in nature. The fruits do return for a wee wave, the wine seems built around its savory and bottle development characters. The mousse is bold and intense at first then subsides quickly to a quiet prickle. Overall - good, dry, very drinkable and should work well with food. In fact am off to a Thanksgiving lunch - I'll test its potential there." Drink 2019 - 2024

4 Stars Michael Cooper (2012 vintage)

"Showing good complexity, the 2012 vintage (4*), currently on sale, was estate-grown in Central Otago. Pale pink/orange, with a fragrant, yeasty bouquet, it is crisp and lively, with peachy, strawberryish, yeasty flavours, and a dry (4.3 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. Ready."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour

    Sparkling

  • Region

    Central Otago

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    Drink now

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with SEAFOOD
with SHELLFISH

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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