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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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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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Nautilus vintage rose with lemonade pancakes and strawberry sauce.

Hungry & Frozen’s Laura Vincent creates recipes to compliment Nautilus sparkling wines

Food and wine pairing is a tricky subject. While there are no “rights” or “wrongs” when it comes to flavour pairing, and it pretty much all comes down to subjective prefernce, if you’ve been in the wine game long enough it’s pretty certain you’ve had a few “wow” moments when it comes to food and wine pairing. For me, the first time this happened was…
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Nautilus Bubbles

***Nerd alert*** The technical side of methode traditionnelle sparkling wine.

This week we are disgorging the latest batch of our much beloved Nautilus Cuvee.  Disgorging is the last step in the process to prepare the wine for release and this particular batch was blended & bottled (“tiraged” is the technical term) in 2009.  The wine is a blend based principally on the 2009 vintage with a small amount of older reserve wine to give additional complexity…
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A Mighty Meaty Feast at Cazador

Last Monday I finished work early and took a flight to Auckland. My mission: drive to Cazador in Balmoral for a Tasting Club dinner organised by the incredible girls from Gather and Hunt and the amazing family team at Cazador. What a night! At the door, Rebecca from Cazador welcomed me with a fab glass of our Nautilus Cuvee Brut NV, and I stepped through the…
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CJ comparing this year's free run cuvee juice with the current release. Both pretty tasty, it seems!

Vintage 2013 Kicks Off!

Hi all, We kicking things off this morning with a small pick of Pinot Noir for Nautilus Cuvee.  We regard this as our ‘indicator’ block as it usually at least a week ahead of our next pick. This year we picked on the 6th March.  Apart from the very late vintage last year we have picked this block between the 3rd & 11th of March…
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