About the Blend
Bricolage Blanc is a traditional Topper’s Mountain white blend. Its assemblage varies every vintage as we always put together our best performers of the vintage.
The 2015 contains four classic French varieties: Chardonnay which brings body and structure to the blend. Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer are responsible for the complex aromatics and flavours while the last contribution, Petit Manseng adds a brisk acidity providing freshness and an extra kick in the finish.
Although two varieties (Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer) of the blend are highly aromatic this wine is rather noble, elegant and indeed complex on the nose. Every variety has its aromatic footprint – apples, green pears, ripe gooseberries, ripe peaches, rose water and macadamia nuts.
The wine is rich, textured, long and very young which altogether indicates long cellaring potential. Mainly ripe citrus flavours like pomelo, grapefruit, lime or red orange rule on the palate but there is more – ripe peaches, lychee, touch of honey and vanilla. Slightly bitter touch in the finish is a trade mark of Topper’s Mountain terroir.
Optimal serving temperature: 12 – 14 °C
Food pairing: Any poultry or red fish with cream sauce or dried herbs will be perfect match with this wine.
Region: New England
Varieties: Chardonnay (46 %), Sauvignon Blanc (30 %), Gewurztraminer (16 %), Petit Manseng (9 %)
Alcohol content: 13,5 %
Bottle size: 750 ml
Cellaring potential: up to 2024 and beyond..
Production: 1850 bottles
Expert Reviews & Awards
Silver – 2016 Hong Kong Int’l Wine & Spirits Comp (judged with food)
Silver – 2016 Winewise Small Vignerons’ Awards
92 points – Huon Hooke, The Real Review, July 2018
This unusual and excellent wine is a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer and Petit Manseng. With a pungently spicy Gewürz-driven bouquet, it has an oily, round texture and is voluptuously soft, with stacks of flavour and character. The finish lasts long and the acidity keeps it tight and fresh.
93 points – Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, Sept 2018
Fleshy white of savoury nuttiness, floral characters, exotic spice and medium weight. There’s a sense of hyper-floral lift in both perfume and palate, but the gist is mostly about greener fruit flavours of pear and just ripe stone fruit. Finishes succulent and a touch grippy with a nice, bitter twist. Really lovely, really good.