Tuesday, November 21, 2006

WINE: BLUE PYRENEES ESTATE Midnight Cuvee 2000

Type: Sparkling White
Origin: Australia
Approx Cost: $30

So called because the grapes for the wine are harvested only at night. Must be scary to pick grapes at night. Spiders, ghosts, etc. Must be why it’s more expensive than other wines from this estate (including the magnificent Vintage Brut). Golden in colour with a hint of green. Mousse is weak but bead is quite good. Tart and acidic. Wonderful on first taste. Combination of fruity and earthy. Finish lacks a little polish. Reminds me a little of a Pol Roger.

Fairly steep in price for an Australian but definitely pleasing. But I’d be more inclined to go for the vintage brut which is just as good and comes in at half the price.

89%

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why do they only pick at night? (That sounds disgusting.) Why do they only pick THE GRAPES at night?

Jobe said...

The grapes are at their sweetest at night.