Deutz Marlborough Cuvée Brut NV

deutz nvThe old, trusty Deutz NV. Widely available for around the twenty-dollar mark and a crowd-pleaser at heart. 60% Chardonnay, 34% Pinot Noir and 6% Pinot Meunier with three years spent on lees.

Typical house-style honeyed nut richness and autolysis derived depth and complexity. Golden and toasty with brioche, red berries and citrus forming an opulent amalgam. The 10.7g/l residual sugar is at home within the setting. No phenolics and a softness in the mouth. Plenty of width and flavour. It may or may not be your cup of tea but the execution is good. 88

Region: Marlborough
Alcohol: 12.8%
Closure: Cork
Price: $27.99
Tasted: November 2013

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