Here at No.1 Family Estate we’re proud to specialise exclusively in Méthode Traditionelle wines, all are produced from top-quality, hand-harvested grapes grown exclusively for making this style of wine and processed through the state-of-the-art equipment imported from Champagne.
Here are a few facts you might not know about the wine we produce…
- No.1 Family Estate produced the first non-vintage true Méthode Traditionelle on the market in New Zealand.
- During the second fermentation each bottle of our Méthode Traditionelle wine contains about 90 pounds per square inch of pressure, that’s the same as a tyre on a London bus.
- A cork can reach a velocity of about 64 kilometers per hour if popped out of the bottle.That’s why we recommend that once you have removed the tear tab, you take the top of the foil off and loosen the cage. Then hold the cork firmly in your hand and twist the bottle. Twisting the bottle rather than the cork means you exert force on the bottle neck not on the cork which would otherwise be more likely to break. You also have more control on the cork popping to prevent the explosive release of gas.