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Marisco Vineyards



Regular price $240.00 NZD
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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.

6 bottles

Tasting Note


Initial delicate aromas of crushed Braeburn
apples lead into a nuanced background of brioche
and gently toasted almonds. The palate is crisp
and juicy with a lovely balance between the firm
acid backbone and yeast-derived creaminess.
Fine, persistent bubbles ensure a finish of great
length and freshness.


The clean and delicate flavours of this
Blanc de Blancs will pair perfectly with fresh
tuna sashimi, or for something different, enjoy
with crispy mushroom arancini.


6 – 8 years.



Waihopai Valley, Marlborough.
79% Leefield Station Vineyard,
21% Waihopai River Vineyard.


100% Chardonnay. 


Chardonnay fruit carefully chosen from select blocks within our Leefield Station and Waihopai River Vineyards make up this Blanc de Blancs Méthode Traditionnelle. Handpicked in early March and very gently pressed to avoid any skin maceration, the resulting juice was fermented in 22% older French puncheons and 78% stainless steel tank. Post fermentation, this wine underwent 100% malolactic fermentation and was aged on lees for 7 months, helping to balance the acidity and impart a subtle creaminess to the palate. The wine was blended and then underwent tirage (the addition of sugar and yeast) before being bottled in November 2019 for secondary fermentation. This Blanc de Blancs was subsequently aged on lees in bottle for 3 years and disgorged in Feburary 2023.

  • Alcohol - 12.5%
  • pH - 3.02
  • Titratable Acidity - 7.01g/L
  • Residual Sugar - 7.6g/L
  • Vegan Certified



The growing season of vintage 2019 in Marlborough resulted in a smaller than expected yield across the entire region but also delivered intensely flavoured fruit of exceptional quality.

Well established soil moisture levels set us up perfectly for an uncharacteristically warm winter.
Spring produced near perfect conditions for bud burst and canopy establishment while a lack of any significant spring frosts resulted in very high yield predictions.

Above average rainfall combined with below average wind and sunshine hours in December meant flowering and fruit set was slightly below earlier predictions. However, almost drought-like conditions from Christmas onwards meant a dry, hot ripening season allowing the fruit to reach intense levels of flavour and ripeness. It also meant that despite some heavy, late season rain the fruit was in
immaculate condition come harvest time and in pristine condition on receival at the winery.

The highs and lows of the 2019 vintage threw some challenges our way but a well-prepared vineyard and winery team significantly reduced the potential impact of these events. The end results are some incredibly concentrated, ripe and balanced wines of extraordinary quality.

Awards & Accolades

  • Marlborough Wine Show 2023
  • Mundus Vini Spring Tasting 2024
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