Morton Estate Vintage Blanc de Blanc 2000, New Zealand

Morton Estate Vintage Blanc de Blanc 2000at just $23.99 at New World, this bubbly exceeded all my expectations: brilliant, deep yellow core; fine bubbles; creamy, nutty tones; ripe stoned fruit profile. Fresh and lively. Can’t compare to my all time favourite really but then I could easily buy four bottles of this NZ bubbly instead of a bottle of Champagne. An excellent aperitif with some canapes.


the forsaken tendrilstendrils originated from primordium or anlage, which could also branch into inflorescence (flower clusters that turn into grapes later) or shoots on a grapevine cane. They tend to have limited branching or cell differentiation but love swirling and hooking unto other objects for support before turning woody and hardy, leaving a somewhat prominent display of the season’s past on the foliage wires (once the vines are pruned), before the eventual new growth in spring overwhelms them.