Betta Splendens 2022

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Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Vintage 2022 Production - 3458 bottles
Vine Age 25 years
Vineyards Wrights Ormond Valley, Cirrus Martinborough
Elevage Tank ferment, bottle conditioned
Skin Contact None
Composition 70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir
Alcohol 12.5%
Sulphites <10ppm (zero added)


This sparkling wine comes from twin vineyards on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island. Chardonnay from Gisborne is blended with Pinot Noir from Martinborough. Picked Early with an acid structure akin to the classic wines of Champagne, but delivered with no sulphites and left sur lie in bottle to continue to take the gift of yeast as it ages in bottle. Fresh green apple and quince flavours have been nuanced with the brioche like notes of the yeast. Expect this wine to slowly become more supple and richer with extended bottle aging.