No 1 Cuvee Methode Traditionelle
Complex and sophisticated with aromas of brioche and toasty autolysis set against a background of citrus and white strawberry. On the palate, fresh and crisp with flavors of grapefruit and apple, lemon and autolysis undertones.
Introduced into the New Zealand market on 14 July 1999, No. 1 Cuvée is one of New Zealand's most highly regarded Methode Traditionelle wines. No. 1 Cuvee was the first wine produced by No. 1 Family Estate. It is renowned throughout New Zealand and internationally winning numerous trophies (including IWSC and Winestate), gold medals and five-star awards since its release.
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.