New Year’s Eve, the time when it would be rude not to treat ourselves to a sparkling wine or two! However as Kiwis, we often shy away from enjoying our own local drops and opt for the more traditional French Sparkling Wine. We certainly aren’t disputing over indulging every now and then in our fair share of French wine (they do it so well), however this New Year’s Eve, why not celebrate local and enjoy some of Central Otago’s finest sparkling wines. 

To ensure you are ready to celebrate the New Year in the finest of fashions, our very own wine expert has given us her top New Zealand Methode Traditionnelle Bruts – we promise they won’t disappoint!   

Methode Traditionnelle, a slightly sweeter sparkling wine due to the combination of wine and sugar solution and a secondary fermentation inside the bottle. This intricate process is the same time-honoured approach used to make your traditional French Champagnes. 

Quartz Reef Methode Traditionelle Brut

A sparkling wine that exudes elegance and finesse. The flirtatious drop is just what you need to sing in the new year. The Quartz Reef blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is rich and robust, leaving lingering detail of the presence of the wine. The fine bubbles adds dimension and freshness! If you are looking for something fresh yet fruity and rich, then this is the drop to welcome in 2022! 

Scott Base Emperor Methode Traditionnelle

If the bottle doesn’t instantly tempt you, then the well balanced aromatics certainly will! If you are looking to welcome in the new year with real style, the Scott Base Emperor Methode Traditionnelle is the one for you. Paired well with scallops, crayfish or whitebait – celebrate in true Central Otago style!  

Amisfield Methode Traditionnelle Brut 

Set against the majestic and rustic surroundings of the Pisa mountain range, Amisfield has the sparkling wine to celebrate the end of 2021!  The Amisfield Methode Traditionnelle Brut, with its seductive aromas of ripe citrus flesh, this full bodied wine is spicy, fresh and dry. Made form 100% Pinot Noir in a methode taditionelle style, this is sure to impress every palate.  

This New Year’s Eve, choose not to French and treat your tastebuds to a Central Otago Methode Traditionnelle Brut.