2013 Bellavista Toscana Conte di Moac Spumante Metodo Classico Brut, Italy
The wine comes in a shiny lemon-yellow color, just a tiny touch Golden brownish hue.
Aromas on the nose are concentrated. Notes resulting from lees aging and contact with oak are the dominant ones: toasted hazelnut, brioche, butter.
But very fresh zesty citrus fruit shines through too. Zesty lemon, Limoncello and a touch of confit orange. The whole is tempting, fresh, complex and appetizing to smell.
The palate reveals the real quality of this wine. One feels this wine was made using the ‘Metodo Classico’ (traditional method) well and probably with a long aging on lees.
Bubbles are very fine giving a smooth silky texture. Good acidity well balanced by the right amount of discrete sweetness (though the wine is dry clearly, like a good Brut).
Like the nose suggested, flavors are intense and complex on the palate. Plenty of deep oaky nuts tones, some sweet spices, and buttery brioche. Great intensity of fruit bringing in a wealth of yumminess and a lively feel: stewed pear, confit lemon, a touch of tropical (fresh pineapple).
A very well made vintage sparkling wine from Tuscany which is rather unexpected, but the quality is real.
Perfectly balanced both from a taste and aromatic perspectives, textural and filled with flavors that will surely content most discriminating tasters.