These are the best New Zealand bubbles to toast with
Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle 2009 $45-50
Quartz Reef produces some of the country’s benchmark bubbly that always displays real finesse. This vintage release presents a classic profile of crisp apple, lifted citrus and sweet pastry that leads to a nutty, yeasty finish. From The Village Winery, Point Wines, Glengarry, Caro’s, quartzreef.co.nz
Osawa Prestige Collection Hawke’s Bay Methode Traditionnelle Brut NV $50
Osawa’s inaugural methode traditionnelle is a powerful but elegant wine that’s spent almost three years on its yeast lees. This gives it a rich nutty savoury character, which along with its notes of ripe apple is nicely juxtaposed by fresh, citrusy acidity. From Scenic Cellars, Advintage Wines, Cambridge Fine Wines, Blanc.