With its soft mouthfeel and distinct green apple fruit character, our latest addition to the Département range, is a benchmark example of the world’s original traditional method sparkling wine. What is a little different is that we decided upon a lower dosage, one of only three grams, which means that this wine exhibits an élan that is sometimes missed in overly sugared examples. A lower dosage also allows other aspects of the wine to emerge, that may otherwise be too shy to make themselves known. A sprinkling of sea salt appears to cling to the green apple, inducing the desire for some sweet clams or oysters with which to accompany. Whichever way you choose to consume our Blanquette; with food, friends or unaccompanied with nothing but a bowl of olives, we hope that you enjoy its breezy aspect as much as we do.
We worked with our friend and great winemaker Cerina van Niekerk, and her equally talented husband Jaco, to create a deliberately ‘pretty’ Sauvignon Blanc with compelling freshness and verve.
It is as fine as Muscadet gets, refreshing salinity with added depth and texture provided by time spent in contact with lees.
An aromatic, wonderfully textured wine with notes of lime, hints of freshly cut grass and honeysuckle.
A clean, crisp and refreshing wine with high levels of bright and zesty acidity that gives a linear Alpine finish.
Petite Immortelle Blanc
A refreshing wine with gentle, smoky notes of citrus, pear, white peach and white flowers.
A delicate and refreshing wine with notes of Mediteranean white peach, apricot and zesty lime peel.
An aromatic, yet delicate Sauvignon Blanc with elegant aromas of melon and guava topped off by bright gooseberry notes.
Amped & Wilde
A combination of Chardonnay clones hand-picked and pressed to offer intricate aromas of green apple, stone fruit and flint.
The Awatere Valley is slightly cooler than the rest of Marlborough so less overt tropical fruit, instead a more European note, tight, elegant and fresh.
On the Brink
A fascinating, aromatic Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon blend, handpicked from the oldest Organic vineyard in Marlborough.
The Dividing Line
A full bodied style of Sauvignon Blanc with a dried herbal edge, vibrant acidity and a long, persistent finish.
El Garbi Blanco
A wine that is textured and long on the palate, with complex flavours of toasted brioche, fennel and aniseed. El Garbi is the Arab wind that blows through the vineyard and plays a vital role in ventilating the canopy. It brings warmth to the high-altitude sites, where the Garnacha Blanca grape ripens to perfection. This wine is textured and long on the palate, with flavours of toasted brioche, fennel and aniseed. It offers aromas of apricot, white stone fruits and complex spices. It is wonderfully versatile, pairs perfectly with a diverse range of food flavours and is particularly suited to richly spiced dishes. Try this wine with Moroccan tagine, tempura shrimp, Chinese 5-spice sea bass or roasted pork shoulder.
An outstanding reflection of Sardinia, a refreshing and invigorating wine that is just as generous as the Sardinians who helped to make it.
Flora & Fauna Blanc
A fresh and aromatic blend, packed with character, it offers elegant aromas of stone fruits, pear skin and a touch of peach.
Céu na Terra
A fresh, elegant and complex Alvarinho, produced from outstanding vineyards in Vinho Verde, Portugal.