No.1 Vineyards Blanc de Blancs, Marlborough, New Zealand, NV
No.1 Family Estate, established 1997, is a boutique Methode Champenoise winery, situated on Marlborough’s “Golden Mile” – Rapaura Road. It is the only Marlborough winery specialising in the production of Methode Traditionelle. Proprietors, Adele and Daniel Le Brun, are committed to producing premium Methode Traditionelle made only in the strictest methods stipulated in the stringent rules laid down by winemaker Daniel Le Brun’s native home, Champagne.
Tasting Notes: The wine is 100% chardonnay (blanc de blancs) – A perfect balance between ripe, fresh fruit and toasty yet creamy yeast. The wine is held on lees for two years or more allowing the perfect level of maturity. It displays a fine, consistent bead and firm mousse resulting in a complex character. The palate is smooth and seamless with a wonderful balance of acidity, giving a wine of elegance and style.