Montana brand replaced by Brancott Estate
Brancott, the new name for New Zealand's Montana brand, has launched its first product, a sparkling Sauvignon Blanc. Made from Marlborough fruit it is made by adding CO2, very similar to a soda stream.
The wine is the new flagship sparkling wine for Brancott after the sale of Lindauer, one of the world's best value sparkling wines, to Lion Nathan late in 2010. Montana (now Brancott) is owned by the French company Pernard Ricard and is managed out of Australia.
The wine tastes simply like a Sauvignon Blanc with bubbles and the naturally high acidity in the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is said to be lifted by the bubbles.