Bründlmayer Extra Brut 2012 Reserve
Refined mousseux, verbena notes, ripe sage, a multilayered aroma, lemon leaf, ripe apple with toastend brioche notes; creamy perlage, fine ripe acidity backbone, great density on the front palate, very harmonious and balanced, ripe pear notes, a slight spice note, brioche and hazelnut, wonderful creamy accents along with a delightful, rounded and long finish.
Grapes are selected in September, when acidity and maturity have reached their perfect point for the base wine for our sparkling production. These grapes are sourced from different chalky parcels in our vineyards which lends the wine freshness and while most of the sites are southeast facing slopes, the wine also receives warmth. The harvested grapes are transported in small cases directly into the cellar, where they are very gently and carefully pressed.
In the traditional regions of origin, particularly dry sparkling wines are servicing an increasing number of bubbly-lovers who like to indulge in purism. Even more so than the classic Brut, with its fine dosage that rounds and enriches the taste, the Extra Brut reflects the character of the grapes and the soil.
It ferments in stainless steel where it also undergoes malolactic fermentation before being racked into used 300 l (or 2500 l) Austrian oak barrels with about 10% of the lees.
Food pairing recommendation
Oysters, tapas, antipasti, sea food, fish, poultry