No. 1 Family Estate No. 8 Sparkling Wine NV
Nº 1 Family Estate, established 1997, is a boutique Methode Champenoise winery, situated on Marlborough’s “Golden Mile” – Rapaura Road. It is the only Marlborough winery specializing 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 first release of Number 8 was launched with a top 5 star rating in Winestate Magazine May 2002 and went on to win the Winestate Trophy for Sparkling Wine of the Year Runner Up. Representing good luck, achievement, abundance and success in Chinese numerology, Number 8 becomes a complimentary stablemate to our
trophy-winning Nº 1. The colours red, gold and black according to feng shui have all the same symbolic references as the number 8.
Methode Traditionelle Brut
Winemaker: Daniel Le Brun
65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay
North-South facing vines; Mendoza clone Chardonnay, 10x5 clone Pinot Noir harvested early-mid March at 18-19 brix;
Total Sugars: 6.9 g/L
An easy-drinking aperitif style, this wine was blended from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. It is fresh and inviting with sophisticated champagne-like characters, lifted biscuity yeast autolysis flavors, citrus and floral characteristics and a long finish.