It's thirty years since Lindauer was launched in 1982, and now it can lay claim to being New Zealand's most popular sparkling wine brand, its most-exported bubbly, as well as holding pride of place as NZ's first commercially available local methode traditionnelle.
And it's enjoying good sales here in Australia, a well-priced Lindauer Special Reserve Brut Cuvee NV selling at around just $20. Made from Pinot Noir (75%) and Chardonnay (25%) from Gisborne and Hawke's Bay, it was held on lees for 2½ years before release to make for an ideal party-room drop that like other Lindauer Special Reserves has earned it such nice commendations from critics as "unexpectedly Champagne-like".
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