Welcome Back!Sign in here:

   Reset Password

Not Registered?Still need to become one of our thirsty clan 161477 strong?

Now's your chance!

Register Today!

Want the best wine for your buck?

210,479Wine Reviews
161,477Members
30Seconds to join
Ad

Oyster Bay Brut Cuvée Sparkling Wine Review

Oyster Bay Brut Cuvée Sparkling

Oyster Bay Brut Cuvée Sparkling

Marlborough, New Zealand

Community Score: 4.5/5

Community Reviews: 2

  Add My Review


Price: $21.95

Drink: 2013-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 12%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Sparkling Wine


Winery: Oyster Bay

Agent: Oyster Bay Wines Canada Limited

Product: 163634

Product: 916346

More Vintages: 2013   Add New Vintage

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Toasty and vibrant with green apple. Zesty refreshment. The winery sources the grapes for this fine Chardonnay-based sparkler throughout New Zealand and they use the Charmat method to preserve its vibrant fruit freshness. Clink!

Sparkling food pairings: grilled calamari, oysters, pan-seared scallops, squash soup, pork spare ribs.

Splendid Salad Wine

This was reviewed November 23, 2013 by

More Wine Reviews and Ratings

Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Bright and acidic with flavours of lime and green apple, and just a touch of bread-iness on the nose. Great with green salads!
Oyster Bay's well-priced brut plays on the tangy side, with lots of tropical and citrus fruit in the foreground and whispers of bread dough and mineral in the background. It's a fine effort for a wine made using pressurized tanks to generate the bubbles (as opposed to the more involved bottle-fermented Champagne method). Score – 89. Source: Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail, Dec. 27, 2012)

If you liked the Oyster Bay Brut Cuvée Sparkling, you might also like these wines:

Ad

FEEL LOST IN THE

STORE?

Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Quady Dessert Wine
Muscat 2012,
California ...

NEED A GREAT HOLIDAY

WINE GIFT?

Give a gift subscription to my wine reviews for a friend. One size fits all tastes.

Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 161,477 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times

GOT A SMARTPHONE?

Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.

GET NAT'S APP

Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
Four-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award