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With Sue White’s affection for fine, elegant sparkling wines – it seemed natural that Whitehaven would eventually produce its own small collection of premium bubbles produced in the traditional method (Méthode Traditionnelle).  

Méthode Traditionnelle wines are made in the traditional method which means the second fermentation is in the bottle, followed by the intricate riddling and disgorging process. This produces the finest and most persistent bead. Additionally, all these wines are aged for a minimum of 18 months before disgorging takes place. This allows complex flavours to develop, balancing fresh and fruit driven character with savoury notes of toast and brioche. Méthode Marlborough members craft wines made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier. This trio of varieties is internationally recognised as a benchmark style by sparkling wine producers around the world.

Suitable to any occasion worthy of a celebration, Whitehaven's Méthode Traditionnelle wines are meticulously crafted in exceptionally limited quantities with each bottle individually numbered, making this small collection of bubbles one that is sure to impress.

2019 vintage ‘Pinot Noir Rosé Méthode Traditionnelle 

Late Whitehaven co-founder Greg white was immensely proud of his three daughters.  A legacy which Sue White has continued at the helm of Whitehaven.

The inaugural ‘The Daughters’ Pinot Noir Rosé Méthode Traditionnelle celebrates the special connection that Greg shared with his daughters, and the importance Sue continues to have in their lives.

Using traditional sparkling winemaking techniques, combined with Marlborough’s cool climate and plentiful sunshine, this is Whitehaven’s second Marlborough Méthode, the first being a Chardonnay/Pinot Noir Cuvée named ‘Samantha’. 


2018 vintage ‘Samantha’ Cuvée Méthode Traditionnelle - SORRY, SOLD OUT

Meticulously crafted in exceptionally limited quantities with each bottle individually numbered, this inaugural special release 2018 vintage ‘Samantha’ Cuvée celebrates Greg and Sue’s daughter Samantha, as she continues the legacy that her parents created together when they established Whitehaven. 

Using traditional sparkling winemaking techniques combined with Marlborough’s cool climate and plentiful sunshine, the Winemaking team have crafted a Méthode Traditionnelle wine that aligns with Whitehaven’s philosophies of quality, integrity and consistency in style. 

Enjoy crisp, dry, delicate flavours balanced with lees aged derived complexity and savouriness, finishing fine, clean and long.

We are sorry, but the Whitehaven 'Samantha' 2018 bubbles is now sold out.