Junction Wines Central Hawke’s Bay Persistence 2017  $22

A top-secret blend of white grapes grown on the limestone-packed Takapau Plains in Central Hawke’s Bay has been crafted into this incredibly stylish, sophisticated sparkling wine by Leith Ashworth. Soft marzipan and lemon notes on the nose merge with silky-soft citrus, clean biscuity complexity and a pillowy, marshmallow mousse. Delicate, yet driven to succeed – I love it!