*Please note: Due to size and weight of these bottles our usual freight rates, $8.00 South Island, $9.00 North Island, will apply per case of six bottles for orders outside of Christchurch. We will contact you if applicable.
Vintage Methode Traditionelle at this price is unheard of and this is easily the best deal on bubbles we have seen for a very long time, if not ever. With time in bottle this wine is gorgeously round with a plentiful bead of fine bubbles, the flavours are rich and complex with savoury autolytic characters beautifully integrated with a core of delicious red fruits.
It's fantastic drinking right now and at this price, with summer and the festive season just around the corner, it's the perfect thing to stash away for those upcoming celebrations.
Winery Notes (2012 Vintage)
"An alluring rose gold in colour, and enticing fine bead that sits beautifully on the tongue. The palate is elegant, soft and clean with hints of blossom, peach and rock melon. Delicate smoky & yeast flavours round out the flavour profile."
4 Stars Michael Cooper (2012 Vintage)
"Showing good complexity, the 2012 vintage, currently on sale, was estate-grown in Central Otago. Pale pink/orange, with a fragrant, yeasty bouquet, it is crisp and lively, with peachy, strawberryish, yeasty flavours, and a dry (4.3 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish."
4 Stars Yvonne Lorkin, March 2016 (2012 Vintage)
"I love the pretty rose-gold colour in the glass, but we all know looks aren’t everything. So I was reassured to find it has alluring aromas of shrewsbury biscuit, berry bagel and soft, toasted nutty flavours in the mouth, followed by a hint of cherry on the finish. It’s a lovely example of a southern sparkler."
Reviews for the 2011 vintage below…
95/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2011 Vintage)
"A copper/salmon coloured appearance – very bright and oozing with fine bubble. Quite a rich earthy and savoury bouquet with a plenty of autolysis up front; fruit aromas include baked strawberry and quince with red apple nuances. On the palate – savoury, crisp, earthy and dry – quite masculine in nature. The fruits do return for a wee wave, the wine seems built around its savoury and bottle development characters. The mousse is bold and intense at first then subsides quickly to a quiet prickle. Overall – good, dry, very drinkable and should work well with food. Drink 2019 – 2024."