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NV Lindauer Brut

12 x 750ml Bottles
Cracka Review

Lindauer continues to keep a legion of fans happy by offering a Sparkling style that won’t harm your budget. In fact it’s one of the best bubblies around for the price and works as an excellent aperitif style, with or without food. An elegant aroma reveals notes of yeast and subtle toast thanks to prolonged maturation in the bottle. Crisp and complex with zesty lemon flavours and balanced, zippy acids this is guaranteed to kick off any party in the right fashion.

Cracka Wine Rating
Winemaker's Note
Lindauer is full on the palate with a pleasant, steady mousse and elegant aroma. The yeasty and toasty bouquet show excellent maturity from prolonged bottle maturation on lees. The palate is crisp, complex and well balanced, with a full flavour and lasting taste.

Serving Suggestion: Lindauer Brut is a dry style, versatile bottle fermented sparkling wine that can be served as an aperitif or with any style of food.
Other Reviews
Don't let Lindauer's huge volumes and low price blind you to its consistently high quality. Montana's recipe for this instantly appealing bottle-fermented wine is 50 per cent Pinot Noir, 30 per cent Chardonnay and 20 per cent Chenin Blanc (to keep the acid level up), grown in Marlborough, Hawke's Bay and Gisborne. Matured on its yeast lees for 15 months, it's a very skilfully balanced and smooth wine with fresh, crisp flavours, delicate, dryish and moderately yeasty.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
New Zealand's first commercial methode traditionnelle bubbles has struck new levels of finesse this year. From mature Gisborne vineyards, with a full year on lees, this chardonnay pinot noir blend is crisp and fresh with lemon zest and peach fruit, well-gauged dosage sweetness and balanced appeal. It's simple and commercial, but refreshing, clean and insane value for money.
Best Drinking:
Wine Taste Special Edition 62
Medium straw with a hint of pink; an excellent bouquet with a range of biscuity/bready aromas yet retaining some delicacy. On the palate, crisp, clean and well balanced with a long, gentle finish.
Best Drinking:
Australian Wine Companion 1998
A perennial Quaff favourite (it has featured in every edition for the last three years), this once again impressed us: you simply don't expect to taste this much 'serious' sparkling wine character in a bottle of bubbly for $15. It's got everything you want and more: savoury, creamy flavours, some nuttiness, biscuity hints, and a lovely dry finish. Definitely one to serve to the wine snobs, to watch their faces light up as they taste - and then tell them it cost you less than 15 bucks.
Quaff 2004
This is an outstanding complex sparkling wine from New Zealand where the brand has a 20-year history. It was made by Montana winemaker, Julia Cubis, from pinot noir, chardonnay and chenin blanc, sourced from Marlborough, Hawke's Bay and Gisborne. In this full-bodied and powerful bubbly, expect to find intense, yeasty, vegemitey aromas and developed rich, concentrated, butter and toast flavours, a creamy texture and a pleasing softness on the finish. Excellent value.
Quaff 2002
This is an attractive, easy-drinking Kiwi fizz that is soft and round with lively, clean lemon citrus flavours and fresh, zesty acidity
Quaff 2010