Stefano Lubiana’s 2007 Grande Vintage sparkling wine has seen some serious care. 7 years on lees and a further 10 months on cork, it is a blend of 60% chardonnay and 40% pinot noir. A fine bead presents in the glass, the colour golden. Its aromatics remind of brioche, bread and lemon and its palate has a fine mousse, nuanced by a touch of honey and a long finish. The base wine I suspect is rather delicious. This feels every bit the special occasion sparkling wine, and at $55 over-delivers.
Rating: Very Good
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