The ‘crown jewel’ in our sparkling collection; this exquisite wine exudes style and finesse. Refreshing citrus notes with an irresistible aroma of a pâtisserie. Tantalizing lime and chamomile with precise acidity that dances on the palate. Fine persistent bubbles will capture and engage your senses.
An exceptional example of world class Méthode Traditionnelle, handcrafted in Central Otago, New Zealand.
This wine is from our BioGro certified organic and Demeter certified biodynamic estate vineyard located in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago. The vineyard was planted in 1998 after careful site selection. The soils on the beautiful north facing slope are Waenga fine sandy loam and Letts steepland soil with an elevation of 217 - 264 metres, on 44.55° south.
The 2013 season was the quickest harvest ever for the winery with all grapes being picked within one week. This gave good uniformity to the grapes, which were extremely healthy when picked. Most importantly, the quality of the fruit was high. We experienced hot, dry and settled weather throughout the summer which allowed for extended ripening and full aromatic expression with great concentration; the perfect combination for our 2013 Blanc de Blancs Vintage.
The grapes were hand-picked in ideal condition on the 20th March 2013. A selected blend of 91% Chardonnay and 9% Pinot Noir. Bottle fermented and aged 56 months on lees. Riddled and disgorged by hand from Winter 2018.
pH: 3.05, TA: 8.2g/l, Alc: 12.5%, RS: 4g/l Limited Release: Only 4,000 bottles produced
‘Double Gold’ at the 2019 Six Nations Wine Challenge (Oct 2019) 92 points by Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Jul 2019) ‘Gold’ and selected for 2019 Air New Zealand Fine Wine Programme (May 19) 92 points by Jamie Goode, wineanorak.com (Feb 2019) ‘Double Gold’ at the 2018 Six Nations Wine Challenge (Oct 2018) 93 points by James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (Oct 2018) 95 points by Mike Bennie, The Wine Front (Sep 2018) 97 points and 5 Stars by Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (Sep 2018) ‘Gold’ and selected for 2018 Air New Zealand Fine Wine Programme (May 2018) ‘Sparkling Wine of the Show’ at the New Zealand Organic Wine Awards (May 2018) 5 Stars by Michael Cooper MW (Aug 2018) 95 points and 5 Stars by Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (Sep 2018) 19.5 points and 5 Stars by Raymond Chan (Jul 2018)
We are delighted to announce that our wines have both been awarded a Double Gold Medal at the 2019 Six Nations Wine Challenge: Methode Traditionelle Blanc de Blancs 2013 and Bendigo Estate Single Ferment Pinot Noir 2017
"Distinctive bouquet with a core of minerality and varietal fruit signatures. Apple and pear skin, sweet lemon and blossoms, a gentle white pepper spice. Dry on the palate with a core of fruit, adding a smooth satin texture. Abundant acidity, white spice and a floral mineral quality. Well made, decent finish, lots to like."