Genevieve new releases
By Christian Eedes, 27 July 2022
Melissa Nelsen reveals that because of the disruptions caused by Covid-19, her 2017 bubblies received an extra 12 months on lees, something that’s only done the resulting wines good. Tasting notes and ratings as follows:
Genevieve Blanc de Blancs 2017
From Overberg and Bot River Chardonnay and hence designated as W.O. Cape South Coast. 48 months on the lees. A floral top note before lemon and freshly baked bread plus some light reduction on the nose. The palate is nicely balanced with pure fruit, zippy acidity and a fine mousse, the finish dry but not austere. Clean and focused.
CE’s rating: 92/100.
Genevieve Blanc de Blancs Zero Dosage 2017
More nutty, yeasty character than its counterpart above but also citrus and green apple. The palate is lean and fresh with a very savoury finish – direct and arresting.
CE’s rating: 91/100.
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