Blue Gold Winner - Sydney Top 100 2009
Five Stars - Bob Cambell MW
Gold Medal - 2008 World Wine Championship, Chicago
94 Points - James Halliday
Trophy: Sparkling Wine of the Year - Winestate 2007
Five Stars - Winestate 2005
Gold Medal - Japan International Wine Challenge
Introduced into the New Zealand market on 14 July 1999, Cuvée No. 1 is one of New Zealands most highly regarded Methode Traditionelle wines. No. 1 Cuvee was the first wine produced by No. 1 Family Estate. It is renowned throughout New Zealand and internationally winning numerous trophies (including IWSC and Winestate), gold medals and five star awards since its release.
The wine is 100% chardonnay (blanc de blancs) – 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.