No. 1 Family Estate Introduction
The wines from No. 1 Family Estate in Marlborough, New Zealand, follow the traditions set over 12 generations by a family of winemakers in Champagne, France.
The New Zealand vineyard was set up in July 1997 by champagne maker Daniel Le Brun, his wife Adele and their children Virginie and Remy. Their first wine, Cuvee No.1, was released in 1999.
No. 1 Family Estate is dedicated to only methodes traditionelle: Cuvée No. 1, a non-vintage blanc de blancs (100% chardonnay), Cuvée Number Eight, a non-vintage blend of pinot noir and chardonnay, Cuvée Virginie, a vintage blend available in only the finest years and the latest release for Christmas 2006: Limited Edition Reserve Cuvee 10, a Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend disgorged after 4 years on lees. All are produced from top- quality, hand-harvested grapes processed through state-of-the-art equipment imported from Champagne.
Production will remain focused on limited edition wines, using only top-quality grapes and paying meticulous attention to detail.
New Zealand methode traditionelle specialist and Champagne-maker, Daniel Le Brun, launched his wholly family-owned wine producing business in July 1999, utilising the same processes perfected by his Champagne-making family in France over the last 12 generations. The winery has been set up with state of the art processing equipment, imported from Champagne. The company is owned by marketer and Champagne-maker Adele and Daniel Le Brun, and their children Virginie and Remy. Virginie, 25, is a television presenter on "What Now", and also engaged in marketing wine in Auckland. This venture is dedicated solely to the production of only methode traditionelle. The three methodes produced at No. 1 Family Estate are Cuvée No. 1, a non-vintage blanc de blancs (100% chardonnay), Cuvée Number Eight, a non-vintage blend, and when appropriate a vintage blend created in only the finest years, namely Cuvée Virginie. Production will remain focused on limited edition wines, using only top-quality grapes and paying meticulous attention to detail.
In the past Daniel has won a record number of awards for methode champenoise and numerous overseas accolades awards, including Trophy for Best Bottle Fermented Sparkling Wine for Cuvée No 1 at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in the United Kingdom. Cuvée Number Eight received the Trophy for Bottle Fermented Sparkling Wine of the Year Runner-Up from Winestate Wine of the Year Awards, Australia.
P.S. wine in motion GmbH does not represent No1 Family Estate in the following countries: Netherlands, Ireland, United Kingdom.
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