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Sparkling wine for Christmas

In the run up to Christmas, everyone’s attention seems to turn to sparkling wines, and that is certainly the case at Nautilus, where our two sparkling wines, the Nautilus Cuvee Marlborough Brut NV and the Nautilus Vintage Rose are some of New Zealand’s best loved bubbles. On Saturday 21st November, Nautilus was part of the Methode Marlborough “Evening of Vintages” – a 5 course dinner…
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Regional view point – Marlborough

These comments from Clive were published in NZ Winegrower, Oct/Nov 2015. Spring has sprung according to the new season’s asparagus shoots growing in my garden, although the 1st few days of spring have been wet and miserable.  At least the pruning is complete.  The outlook for the upcoming growing season looks challenging with predictions of a cool/variable spring followed by a full on El Nino…
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What’s new with the Nautilus team?

It’s been a busy few months for the Nautilus team. Sales and Marketing Manager Katy Prescott is back at work after 12 months’ maternity leave, with baby Archie the newest member of the team! Following a very effective tenure as chairman of the local winegrowers’ organisation Wine Marlborough, Winemaker and Winery Manager Clive Jones has recently been elected unopposed as a director of the national…
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Nautilus Cuvee Brut NV during August

August is blending month for the base wine of our Nautilus Cuvee.  First we assemble the 2015 vintage components, usually 2 Pinot Noir and 1 Chardonnay.  These wines have been through malolactic fermentation and have been sitting on their yeast lees since April. Over this time they deposit a lot of tartrate crystals on the side of the tank as you can see by the…
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Vintage 2015

  A few chilly nights in spring caused some sleepless nights and while there were no visits by Jack Frost to our blocks the cooler weather did influence flowering and only a moderate crop was set.  All the talk over summer was about drought and with the lowest rainfall in over 80 years recorded over summer the valley was looking extremely dry and a good…
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