Gibson Bridge Celebration Méthode Traditionelle Gewürztraminer Rosé Zero Dosage 2020

December 9, 2021By Yvonne

Gibson Bridge Celebration Méthode Traditionelle Marlborough Gewürztraminer Rosé (Zero Dosage 2020) $56 This alternative version of Howard and Julie Simmonds unique take on gewürztraminer has not had any sugar added after the secondary ferment and disgorgement and that’s created an ultra-dry, mineral-heavy style laced with ginger, citrus and has a delicately fine bead and a … Read More

Louis Vavasour LV Marlborough Methode Traditionelle NV

October 3, 2021By Yvonne

Louis Vavasour LV Marlborough Methode Traditionelle NV $55 Winemaker Louis Vavasour says this méthode has exceeded even his own expectations. It’s taken him more than 20 years to get to the point where he could create a luxury range that includes a finely tuned fizz. I love the aromas of rising dough, almonds, lemon shortbread, … Read More

Oak Estate Hawke’s Bay Methode Traditionelle NV

September 8, 2021By Yvonne

Oak Estate Hawke’s Bay Méthode Traditionnelle $45 If you’re a fan of fizz scented with shortbread, rising dough, bright lemony layers and smooth, creamy, cashew characters, then this blend of  60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay is for you. Sourced from fruit grown in the Bridge Pa Triangle, it’s rested on its yeast lees for … Read More

Rock Ferry Central Otago Brut Rosé 2016

August 24, 2021By Yvonne

Rock Ferry Central Otago Brut Rosé 2016 ($55) Crafted by Allan McWilliams, this certified organic bottle of rose gold gorgeousness packs a punch on the palate right from the get-go. With subtle aromas of berry bagel dough, crushed almonds and lemon pith and a lick of Shrewsbury Biscuit and with flavours leaning toward the deliciously … Read More

Ruby Bay Jewel Methode Traditionelle NV $38 (5 stars)

April 5, 2017By Yvonne

Where has this fizz been all my life?  With ultra-fine beading and plucky, persistent mousse in the glass, it just looks like money.  Thankfully it more than measures up in the mouth.  Subtle and beautifully structured, it oozes almond and brioche aromas, raspberry shortbread and shows a creamy, full-bodied yeasty, biscuity backbone.  Vibrant, rich and … Read More

Georges Michel Methode Traditionelle Blanc de Blancs NV

October 20, 2015By Yvonne

Georges Michel Methode Traditionelle Blanc de Blancs NV $25 ★★★½ If you’re new to the whole idea of sparkling sauvignon blanc – or if you’ve found many to be too sweet then fret not because Georges Michel is here to help.  This is a blend of semillon and sauvignon blanc that’s scented with cut grass, … Read More