No. 1 Family Estate ‘Reserve’ ‘Cuvee No. 1’ Methode Second Release

Daniel and Adele Le Brun set up ‘No. 1 Family Estate’ after selling their initial business established in the late 1970s. The first wine they launched was the ‘Cuvee No. 1’, a blanc de blanc in July 1999. From that, they have grown their portfolio to include a number of cuvees, the best of which are named for members of the Le Brun family. However, the ‘No. 1 Cuvee’ holds a special place in their hearts, and each year, they set aside a limited amount of this wine for extended lees aging, to be released as a ‘Reserve’. Last year’s wine was the first-ever release, and it was my top-scoring sparkling wine of 2015. Here, I review the latest wine, the second bottling, not quite on the market yet, with only 500 bottles made, instead of the 1,000 intended, so this being a particularly rare bottling.


  • No. 1 Family Estate ‘Reserve’ ‘Cuvee No. 1’ Marlborough Methode Traditionnelle NV

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