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: 60-65% Chardonnay, 30-35% Pinot Noir, 5-10% Meunier.
Farming Practices: Sustainable
Tasting Notes: No.1 Assemblé is a fitting stablemate for the Cuvée No 1 (100% Chardonnay) and No 1 Rosé (100% Pinot Noir) as it assembles both the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay into a traditional blend. Lively apple nose, moderate weight.
A non-vintage brut, Assemblé has spent a minimum of 18 months on lees, encouraging full yeast autolysis, making it an easy-drinking, aperitif style. It is fresh and inviting with sophisticated and typical characters, intense flavours, and a long finish.
“This is light, slender, taut and fresh, still vivid with green apple and Mirabelle plum. Ideal aperitif style.” - Anne Krebiehl MW, The Buyer 2018
Awards: Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships - Gold medal & Best in Class 'New Zealand NV Brut Blend'. 87 Points & Bronze at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017.
Sugar Level: 7g/l
Closure: Natural Cork
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