A great Tantalus Gift Box for summer. This box includes one Merlot Franc Sauvignon red blend and one delicious Méthode Traditionnelle sparkling wine. A perfect gift box for any occasion.
Inspired by the right bank of the Bordeaux region, this stylish blend of merlot and cabernet franc is focused on purity of fruit with notes of plums and raspberries. A moderately dense palate enveloped in an elegant rather than muscular style, with eighteen months of élevage presenting nuances of coffee, leather, and spicy flavours. The sweet fruit is nicely balanced by fine, ripe tannins.
Food pairing: Platter of cured meat, Brown sugar mustard glazed ham, Wild pheasant in mushroom and wine sauce, Crostini with Ricotta and dark berries jam, Bloomy rind cheeses
The Tantalus NV Méthode Traditionnelle offers aromas of chamomile and patisserie pear combined with lifted notes of apple blossom topped with a hint of marzipan. The fine mousse serves up a palate of nectarine and red skinned apple, honeysuckle and brioche. Balanced acidity and a fine textural richness provide a long elegant finish.
Food match: Gougères choux pastry, Mascarpone and salmon verrine, Duck rillettes, Classic fish pie, Raspberry frangipane tart
Don't forget you can leave a personal message for the receiver at checkout and we will print it out onto a branded card and include inside the box.
Nobody thought that the Tantalus Estate on Waiheke Island could be restored to its former glory, but when you’re the kind of people where determination replaces sleep like Campbell and Carrie Aitken, anything is possible! After tirelessly pruning, clipping, and ripping out the original vines, a bit of experience in tourism (and a lot of determined Kiwi ingenuity), Campbell and Carrie bought and transformed the old brewery into the estate that it is today: Proud, elegant and premium.
The Aitken’s love and understanding of people and cultures is the foundation of everything that they do at Tantalus Estate, and it shows in their winery as well as their hospitality. Their winemaking process is characterised by elegance and subtlety, constantly pursuing excellence and carefully choreographing every step of production so that each vintage is better than the last, every drop leaving an indelible impression.
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