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2012 Blanc de Noirs Released!

20 November 2013

2012 Blanc de Noirs Released!

Finally, the wait is over! This is the wine everyone's been waiting for since we sold out of the 2010 Rosé Méthode Traditionelle some months back. The full description of the wine can be found here at our 2012 Blanc de Noirs page, but that doesn't really capture the uniqueness of this wine.

 

Not only is it (as far as we know) one of only two Méthode Traditionelle wines made from 100% Waiheke Island grown fruit, but it is also one of a relatively small number of wines of this type made from the traditional Bordeaux varieties, rather than the more commonly used Pinot Noir.

 

The combination of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon gives the wine a rich fruit palate and enough body to be paired with meats or richly flavoured seafood. Come and try some in The Tasting Room with our beetroot parfait topped with a venison medallion, or a fresh Te Matuku Bay oyster and you'll immediately see what we mean. This is not your usual Méthode Traditionelle!