NO 1 FAMILY ESTATE CUVEE NV
96 points (5 stars) - Gourmet Traveller Wine, Dec/Jan 2009. 90 Points (4 Stars) - Gourmet Traveller Wine (Dec 09/Jan10)
NV Brut First launched in 1999, Cuvee No. 1 is undisputedly one of New Zealands best bottle-fermented bubblies.
A perfect balance between fruit and yeast, the wine was held on lees for two years allowing full autolysis displaying a tiny consistent bead, and firm mousse resulting in a complex, champagne-like character. A regular 5 Star wine, this 100% Chardonnay Methode, would sit comfortably with many French Champagnes of today.
Producer:No 1 Family Estate
Vineyard: Cuvee No 1
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