A GLORIOUS ADDITION TO THE PREMIUM NEW ZEALAND SPARKLING SCENE.
This is a superb example of Marlborough méthode NV made in the classic Champagne style. No.1 NV méthodes come from a predominant vintage, with a blend of reserve wine from multiple years to keep consistency with the house style. The fruit for the Reine Cuvée was predominantly from the excellent vintage 2019.
Extended lees ageing has created a charming méthode that is full and rich but retains finesse. Champagne-like characters of brioche and buttered toast are entwined with baked peach and ripe apricot. The pallet is broad with beautifully balanced acidity creating a seamless and elegant méthode that is crisp yet lingers on the taste buds.
The winery writes "This classic blend of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier has had long term lees ageing and minimal dosage to create a seamless and sophisticated Extra Brut Reserve NV."