MAUDE METHODE TRADITIONNELLE NV

Maude NV Brut is delicate rose gold in colour with rich & complex aromas – layers of lemon blossom, brioche & biscuit with hints of almond nuttiness. Elegant finely structured, the wines fruit flavours are enhanced by the biscuity yeast lees complexities & crisp natural acidity.
Sarah-Kate & Dan Dineen - Winemakers
VARIETIES
50% Pinot Noir / 50% Chardonnay
REGIONS
Wanaka 80%, Queensbury 20%
BASE WINEMAKING
There are 5 vintages in the Maude NV Brut. Pinot Noir & Chardonnay is hand harvested, chilled overnight & gently pressed to extract only the purest juice. 40% is fermented in well-seasoned oak barriques whilst the remainder is fermented cool in stainless steel tanks.
BLENDING
The base wines made from 2004, 2005 & 2008 were blended to form the ‘reserve’ material. 25% of this rich nutty complexing wine was included in the assemblage – the remainder from the 2011 & 2012 vintages.
AGING
After the base wine has been transferred to bottle, tiraged & undergone secondary fermentation, the wine is aged on yeast lees for at least 36 months prior to riddling and disgorging.

About Maude Wines

Since leaving their last roles as winemakers / general managers at the prestigious Tower Estate and Tempus Two wineries in the Hunter Valley, winemakers Sarah-Kate (SK) and Dan Dineen have quietly built a winery, a new home, developed the Maude wine label and started a family amidst the stunning back drop of Lake Wanaka in Central Otago, New Zealand. It is no surprise to wine industry insiders that their wine, Maude, has become an instant success. But like any supposed 'instant' success there lies an enormous amount of energy, experience and professionalism behind a project, which epitomises this winemaking couple.


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