Deutz Marlborough Cuvée Brut NV
Deutz’s French heritage shows beautifully in this satisfying, mature Marlborough sparkler. Citrus and stone-fruit characters are wonderfully framed by the toasted, yeasty aromas, and a hint of burnt match underscores the wine’s complexity. It’s dry to taste with good depth of flavour, lovely creaming texture and attractive palate structure. A great example of how good Kiwi fizz can be.
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In sparkling form
Limited by the physical constraints of the Champagne region and keen to expand the reach of their products across the world, some Champagne houses looked to the New World during the 1980s. Australia, the US and South America were explored for their potential as sources of a new kind of sparkling wine, using traditional French expertise with locally grown grapes. In 1988, an historic agreement was signed between the then Montana winery in New Zealand and the Champagne house of Deutz. This resulted in 10 years of consultation that saw the French winemakers sharing their knowledge of sparkling winemaking and viticulture. Specialist equipment, including a gentle Coquard wine press, was introduced, and in 1990 the first New Zealand Deutz Marlborough Cuvee wine arrived. Since then, Deutz wines from Marlborough vines have continued to rate well across the globe and their quality has helped them to repeat their success in sparkling wine tastings.