Pale straw in colour with a golden hue. A bouquet of freshness and balance, a traditional blend where the voices of Chardonnay and Pinots Noir and Meunier capture the fullness and richness of the style. Aromas and flavours of white fleshed orchard fruits and citrus, myriad baled goods and butter croissant come to mind. The palate shows a flourish of texture and power are locked into the mousse accentuated by acidity. Flavours of citrus and peach, baked goods and mineral begin to return and remain persistent and fresh. Balanced and well made, youthful and lively on the finish.
No.1 Family Estate Assemble Methode Traditionelle
for the equivalent of £23.95 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: No.1 Family Estate
Grape Variety: Chardonnay / Pinot Noir / Pinot Meunier
Style: Toasty and Creamy
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
Daniel Le Brun is French. Is that enough? No; although it explains much, it won’t fill this column space, so we’ll continue. It is quite possible that Daniel Le Brun’s body runs on sparkling wine rather than blood; he was born in Épernay, throbbing heart of the Champagne region, to a family that has been making the stuff now for twelve generations. With that heritage firmly in his back pocket, it is unsurprising that the sole wine style Daniel produces is méthode traditionnelle. Le Brun launched his familyowned business in Marlborough in July 1997, making wines using the same processes perfected over centuries by his champagne-making family back in France. The company is run by winemaker Daniel and his marketer wife Adèle, together with their children, Virginie and Remy. Production is focused on limited edition wines, with meticulous attention to detail applied from the vineyard to the bottle.