Esses Estate creates sophisticated, limited release, vintage sparklings, handcrafted to reflect the stunning terroir with in which they are grown. Esses have received significant accolades from wine critics.
Millésime 2016 Brut Cuvée
Incredible wine that we have only released 594 bottles of and retained the remainder on lees for the Grand Millésime.
Madame Sec 2012
Decadence and indulgence. Rich nectar notes and golden hues embody this elegantly matured vintage sparkling.
Pia NV Extra Brut Cuvée
Our Pia NV is our earthquake vintage grown during the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake.
Coeur de Cuvée 2015 Blanc de Blanc
This remarkable wine was gently hand pressed in a traditional wooden basket pressed. The individual grapes simply burst, releasing stunningly pure juice. Coeur de Cuvée means “Heart of the free run press”
Lady Syme 2014 Brut Cuvée
This is a fresh and vibrant citrus driven sparkling that matches perfectly with stunning seafood dishes. Perfect wine for any celebration.
Methode Traditionelle: Labour of Love
Esses uses the traditional French method, Méthode Traditionnelle, to produce rich, refined, and complex vintage sparkling, with each vintage taking up to five years to make. This is the same technique that is undertaken in Champagne and is a labour of love, driven by passion and patience. Exceptional wine takes time.