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.
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Farming Practices: Sustainable
Tasting Notes: 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.
“A touch of smoke and shortbread on the nose. On the palate a lovely lightness pervaded by gentle sponge-cake aromas of autolysis, very fine mousse and long finish.” - Anne Krebiehl MW, The Buyer 2018
Awards: Australia & New Zealand Boutique Wine Show 2016 -50/60 Points. 84 Points and Commended at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017.
Sugar Level: 8.5g/l
Closure: Natural Cork
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