Wright’s Vineyard ‘Entity’ Methode Traditionnelle 2010 $25 

Made entirely from chardonnay, this is an organically produced Blanc de Blanc from Gisborne’s Ormond Valley, and if you’re expecting something frilly and feminine – forget it.  This fizz reflects the ‘chaos factor’ of family life for Geoff and Nicola Wright as they work hard to maintain their organic vineyards, their busy winery and three energetic young sons.  The wine has complex yeasty, nutty, biscuit-based aromas followed by crisp acidity and a smoky, mineral note on the finish.  It is also New Zealand’s only certified organic methode on the market and it’s brilliant with grilled calamari sprinkled with lemon juice and fresh herbs.   www.wrightsvineyard.co.nz