quicksearch
Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Man O' War Tulia
90POINTS
16½/20

Man O' War Tulia 2015

Waiheke Island, Auckland, North Island, New ZealandTraditional method brut zero blanc de blancs from steep sloped and Pacific swept volcanic soiled chardonnay planted on NZ's Jurassic Park-esque Waiheke Island is NOT on your radar, yeah? Green apple is seasoned with toast, and sharpened with searing lemon pith acidity. There's a grippy extract that closes the finish, lingering with marine saline notes. Bone dry and direct, this is a lovely brut nature for apero hour or oysters.Tasted: 12 October 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: NZ 57.50 NZ Producer: Man O' War Vineyards Ltd.Grape: Chardonnay