de la Terre Hawke’s Bay Blanc de Blanc Methode Traditionnelle 2016 $47
Finding high-end fizz from is harder than tracking down an honest politician or an affordable house painter that can fit you in before 2023. Happily however, we’ve forensically combed the region and uncovered this ultra-stylish, lemon, brioche and cashew-layered lovely, and best of all, you don’t have to take a tiki-tour all the way up the Taihape Road to try it. Produced by ex-Church Road winemaker Tony Pritchard in miniscule amounts, it’s a sleek, sexy sparkler that lends itself to snapper fillets on garlicky, nutty skordalia. Drink now.