Soljans ‘Legacy’ Methode Traditionnelle 2012

The Soljan family has a winegrowing tradition that stretches back centuries to the Croatian island of Hvar, but its New Zealand history began when Bartul Soljan and his family arrived in 1927 and established vines in Henderson in 1932.  Bartul’s grandson, Tony Soljan continues the family business running a modern winery, cellar door and restaurant complex on SH 16, Kumeu.  Tony and his winemaker Aaron Bilcich make a broad range of wines under the ‘Estate’, ‘Reserve’ and ‘Premium’ tiers, from fruit sourced from Kumeu, Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough, the sole ‘Premium’ bottling being a ‘Tribute’ Hawke’s Bay Merlot/Malbec blend.  Sparkling wines are a forté, with the method traditionnelle and Muscat styles equally successful on the show circuit.  Soljans’ expertise and specialised equipment with sparkling vinification has led to the company handling the bottling of many of this country’s sparkling wines.  Here, I review the ‘Legacy’ Methode Traditionnelle 2012.


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