No.1 Family Estate Cuvée Blanc de Blancs is this leading, boutique, traditional method winery's flagship, and their biggest-selling wine at home in New Zealand.
100% Chardonnay, it carries toasty, buttered brioche notes from its time on lees, with ripe citrus. Bright and textured, with an appealing delicacy to its mousse. Long and creamy.
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.