All that glitters might just be gold with Adéle Cuvée

11th June 2019

Adele Cuvée crystals

We see more and more sparkling wine bottles designed with tiny crystals added for decoration, some of these may be a lot less complicated than others – There are now many smaller companies that offer the service to decorate bottles especially for you, send them your Dom Perignon vintage magnum and within a couple of days it comes back to you glistening like gold.

Though some may see this purely as a marketing exercise and that whatever you add to the surface of the bottle it is in fact what is inside that counts, the Adele Cuvée that is decorated with Swarovski® crystals shines both outside and in.

Produced by New Zealand winery No.1 Family Estate based in Blenheim, Marlborough, the Adele Cuvée (current vintage 2013) is a Gold Medal winning sparkling wine using 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir grapes.

No.1 Family Estate Adele Cuvée Vintage 2013

No.1 Family Estate Adele Cuvée Vintage 2013

No.1 Family Estate Adele Cuvée Vintage 2013:As soon as you pop the cork on this wine you get the citrus aromas greeting you. The nose gives rounded citrus, honeycomb and peach skin. Enjoyable well balanced yellow fruit flavours, soft and smooth in length with apricot pastry, grapefruit and a touch of oak / spice.

This is a family run winery with the wine producer being Daniel Le Brun and there is a history of Champagne in the blood too, a refreshing and innovative label with a deep understanding of traditions of making fine sparkling wines. Set in amongst the most popular winemaking region of New Zealand, No.1 Family Estate is the only winery committed exclusively to producing premium Méthode Traditionelle.

If you are looking for a perfect shiny bubbly gift then look at the Adele Cuvée available to purchase directly from the winery or from the UK via Amathus wines who stock a selection of their range.

Christopher Walkey

Co-founder of Glass of Bubbly. Journalist and author focused on Champagne & Sparkling Wines and pairing them with foods.