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.
A cooler than normal spring was replaced with a dry November and extremely warm December just in time to provide the perfect window for the critical flowering period. Dry warm conditions continued through into February reducing the soil moisture significantly however in late summer, we experienced above-average rainfall and a cold snap. After unexpected snowfalls in mid-April, harvesting was fast-tracked. Overall fruit quality was excellent with slightly lower acid and sugar levels than normal.
The grapes for the Vintage 2015 Blanc de Blancs were hand-picked in ideal condition on the 10th March 2015. Bottled on the 9th November 2015, this exceptional wine was aged for 60 months on lees then riddled and disgorged by hand during Spring 2020 on-site at Quartz Reef.
‘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)