Bubbles & Rosé wine

Bubbles & Rosé wine





Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Brut

Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Brut

29,99 € - 31,99 €*

42,65 € pro Liter

Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Brut

Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Brut

29,99 € - 31,99 €*

42,65 € pro Liter

A benchmark for Kiwi sparklers that combines a stylish robustness with exquisite flavours. Balanced, fragrant and delicious, a terrific start to the evening.


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SHEILD Pinot Meunier Rosé 2022

SHEILD Pinot Meunier Rosé 2022

14,49 € - 14,99 €*

19,99 € pro Liter

SHEILD Pinot Meunier Rosé 2022

SHEILD Pinot Meunier Rosé 2022

14,49 € - 14,99 €*

19,99 € pro Liter

A dry, vibrant style. A rare single vineyard rosé wine made from 100% Pinot Meunier.


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Rosé wine from New Zealand

The new colour is .... pink. Rosé wines are getting more and more popular, in Europe as well as in New Zealand. With flavours of red fruit combined in a dry wine with a crisp acidity, New Zealand Rosé is a great alternative to dry wines that you appreciate during summer or as aperitif all year long.

Sparkling wine

Nutty, biscuity aromas, balanced with fresh acidity and fruit are the hallmark characters of New Zealand sparkling wine.

Produced using classical Champagne varieties and Méthode Traditionelle techniques, New Zealand sparkling wines are a high-quality, palate pleasing and fantastically affordable.

Marlborough produces the highest volume of sparkling wine, where the cool climate encourages elegance and structure, with spritely natural acidity.

Weightier, richer sparkling wines are produced in the Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne. But some of the best expamples of New Zealand sparkling wine comes from Central Otago.

Sparkling wines: Difference between Champagne and Méthode Traditionnelle

The Champagne region in northern France is famous for its sparkling wine. In order to distinguish their sparkling wines from others, the region has protected the use of the word "Champagne". Many countries, including New Zealand, use the same time-consuming and expensive winemaking process to make their own best bubblies. These are allowed to be called “Méthode Traditionnelle” to distinguish them from the usually less expensive wines that short-cut the process. If champagne is the world’s best bubbly then wines labelled Méthode Traditionnelle are next in line.

Production of high-class sparkling wine

Champagne and Méthode Traditionelle wines are made in the same way. The grapes are typically picked by hand, pressed very gently and fermented to make a dry white wine. Champagne can only be made from one or more of three grape varieties: Chardonnay and the red grapes Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Most Méthode Traditionnelle use only the permitted grape varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. By pressing red grapes gently it is possible to make white wine from them.

Wines from different vineyards and grape varieties are then blended together to achieve the desired style and quality. That blended wine is bottled with a measured amount of yeast and sugar. The yeast feeds on the sugar producing bubbles giving just the right amount of pressure. The yeast cells then slowly decompose adding flavour and extra body to the wine. Champagne is required to spend at least 1.5 years in contact with the yeasty sediment.

When the wine is ready to be cleared of the sediment it is “riddled” by man or machine to slowly work the sediment into the neck of the bottle. The wine in the neck is then frozen trapping the sediment in a plug of ice. The cap is removed from the bottle so that the yeasty plug ejects. The bottle is topped up with wine and often a small amount of sugar before being sealed, usually with a cork. After a few months the wine can be released for sale.

This is also how the sparkling wines from Quartz Reef are made.

Sparkling wine food matching

The crisp zest of New Zealand Méthode Traditionelle marries beautifully with delicately flavoured seafood sashimi.

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