Monthly Archives: August 2019

Pinot Noir Day – 18th August

Posted by [email protected] on August 14, 2019

This Sunday marks Pinot Noir day, and just because you love bubbles you don’t have to miss out on the celebration!

Dry, yet fresh and elegant, our No.1 Rosé is made from 100% Pinot Noir. This graceful wine leaves a lasting impression of opulence and splendour.

Last year, No.1 Rosé won a trophy at the internationally renowned Glass of Bubbly Awards, in the Sea Breeze category.  

“When you taste this wine you will imagine yourself standing on a beach and tasting those tiny sea drops in the air.”

The judges said, “This exceptional rosé celebrates the superb climate of Marlborough, New Zealand. A delicate salmon pink colour this wine offers a balance of subtle cherry, raspberry and almond hints. With a beautiful strawberry flavour. It pairs well with fish and seafood.”

Contrary, to popular belief, your No.1 Rosé should never be considered simply as an aperitif. It’s quite at home as the star of the show! As a food-pairing champion you may wish to follow the Glass of Bubbly judge’s advice, it's also delicious with duck and lamb.

To help you celebrate Pinot Noir Day our No.1 Rosé is back in stock!

Stock is limited, so, don't miss out, buy yours HERE.

Father’s Day Competition and more Inspiration!

Posted by [email protected] on August 09, 2019

Father’s Day is just around the corner. Sunday 1st September is the day you should be celebrating the person you think is the best Dad in the world.

To help you do that we’ve written a post with our No.1 gift recommendations!

A classic No.1 for a number one Dad – Nothing says quiet, classic, sophistication quite like No.1 Cuvée. Introduced into the New Zealand market on 14 July 1999, it is one of New Zealand's most highly regarded Methode Traditionelle wines. No. 1 Cuvee was the first wine produced by No. 1 Family Estate.  It is renowned throughout New Zealand and internationally winning numerous trophies (including IWSC and Winestate), gold medals and five star awards since its release.

An aged wine – If your Dad likes his wines with a little age behind them, he’ll especially love No.1 Reserve. Each year, a limited amount of No. 1 is set aside for long-term aging on lees and released after several years as a “Reserve”. This release from the family’s winery was held on lees for five and a half years allowing full autolysis displaying a consistent superfine bead, and firm mousse resulting in a typical, complex, champagne-like character, and giving it the title of “Reserve”. The palate is intensely flavoured and focused with the good fruit-yeast balance providing elegance and style. The extended lees aging has given it extra richness with complex biscuity notes, a well-balanced delicate freshness and a lengthy finish.

Young at heart - No.1 Assemblé is a non-vintage brut, Assemblé that has spent a minimum of 18 months on lees, encouraging full yeast autolysis, making it an easy-drinking, aperitif style. It is fresh and inviting with sophisticated and typical characters, intense flavours, and a long finish.

PLUS, we’re launching our Father’s Day competition:

Treat the person you think is the Best Dad in the World this Father's Day with a meal on us!

We're giving away... $100 Voucher for six fabulous restaurants throughout New Zealand.

To be in the draw simply fill out a form and be sure to share with your friends. For every friend that enters from your unique referral code, you'll receive a bonus entry.