No.1 Rose - Sparkling Wine
Nº 1 Family Estate, established 1997, is a boutique Methode Champenoise 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.
The fruit for this third release of the No 1 Rosé was grown on North South facing vines on the stony Rapaura soils. The 10x5 vines are spur pruned and hand harvested when the fruit balance is optimal, taking advantage of Marlborough’s cool nights and naturally high acids to provide freshness on the palate.
The Pinot Noir fruit was pressed gently on a long slow cycle then fermented with traditional French Champagne yeast in a stainless steel fermenter. It underwent a natural Malo Lactic fermentation and spent 10 months on lees in tank before the tirage bottling and a further 20 months on lees in the bottle.
Methode Traditionelle Brut
Winemaker: Daniel Le Brun
100% Pinot Noir North-South facing vines;
10x5 clone Pinot Noir harvested March 8 2009 at 19.0 brix
Total Sugars: 11.0 g/L
This exceptional rose is made from 100% Pinot Noir. Beautiful soft rose pink in colour with a mass of tiny bubbles, the wine offers a seamless balance with a hint of strawberry and champagne like autolysis on the palate. Fresh and elegant, this wine leaves a lasting impression of opulence and splendour.
Awards and Accolades
Bronze Medal – Royal Easter Wine Show, New Zealand, 2012
John Hawkesby’s top wine picks for the last year. NZ Herald, Jan 20, 2012
Cuisine November 2010 – Four Stars.
18.0/20 Jan 2011. Raymond Chan Wine Reviews.
TRI NATIONS WINE COMPETITIION 2010 – GOLD MEDAL
N.Z. International Wine Show 2010 - Silver Medal
Wine Orbit – Sam Kim November 2009 - 3 ½ stars.
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