Champion Sparkling!


We're over the moon to announce that our Diamond Heart Waihopai Cuvée 2018 has won the MCC Label Trophy for Champion Sparkling at the National Wine Awards of Aotearoa! 

Our Diamond Heart Waihopai Cuvée 2018 has the perfect combination of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. The Waihopai Cuvée embraces what we love about both varieties; the Chardonnay offers aromas of freshly baked bread and green apple while the Pinot Noir provides an elegant, perfumed complexity. The palate is richly textured from the extended lees contact and is balanced by a beautifully crunchy acidity that leads to a dry, crisp finish.

Our Diamond Heart epitomises sparkling beauty and is a tribute to Rosemary Marris, co-owner of Marisco Vineyards, wife of Brent Marris and mother to their four daughters. She is the vibrant heart of their family but also very much the esteemed matriarch of ours. Much like a diamond, often adding a touch of panache and glamour, she helps us drive the company forward, always with a sparkle and a smile.

Congrats team! It is well deserved!

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