NEW RELEASE: 2014 KINGS CUVÉE

Simon Robinson, Hattingley’s founder, had always wanted to make something that was quintessentially British. When he heard a radio programme in 2000 on the rapidly developing English wine scene his Hattingley adventure began.

With family encouragement, he decided to turn over 25 acres of chalky, south sloping fields from his farm to vineyards. Today Kings Farm is managed by Simon's eldest son whilst Simon oversees the day to day running of Hattingley Valley in addition to his duties as Chairman of industry body, Wines of Great Britain (WineGB).

During Hattingley’s first harvest in 2010 when Simon and head winemaker, Emma Rice, developed the idea of creating a prestige cuvée naturally it was named after the farm.

Kings Cuvée is a vintage wine made in very limited quantities. It is unique for Hattingley - and for most sparkling wines - in that the base wine is 100% barrel fermented in old Burgundy oak barrels using only the best parcels of carefully selected fruit. Typically with a minimum of 6 months in barrel and then a minimum of 4 years on lees in bottle this wine has a rich character with developed fruit flavours, toast and smoke complemented by a luxurious texture and depth to the flavour profiles.

The newest release is the 2014 vintage which is the third commercial release of this prestige Cuvée.

KINGS CUVÉE STATISTICS

  • 2014 = 3,858 bottles produced (released March 2020)

    • "the new Kings Cuvee 2014 is looking super classy and fine too, a wine built for the long haul" - Peter Richards MW, 17 February 2020

  • 2013 = 1,496 bottles produced (released September 2017) - achieved the following results in the 2018 WineGB Awards:

    • Gold medal

    • Trophy winner: MOST OUTSTANDING PRESTIGE CUVÉE - The Norman Cowderoy Founder’s Trophy

  • 2011 = 2 barrels equating to just less than 450 bottles (release date September 2014)

    • Top English sparkling wine – Decanter, June 2015

  • 2010 = first vintage.

 

We were delighted to see the New Year in with a wonderful review for the previous vintage (2013) by wine expert Helena Nicklin published in Luxurious Magazine, 01 January 2020:

Another much-loved, family-owned winery in Hampshire that since the very early days have also been winning countless awards. The winemaking team lead by Emma Rice, often like to use a bit of oak for added spice, texture and toastiness and this extremely limited release is no exception.

A blend of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir, the wine was barrel fermented and then aged in oak, giving it a weighty feel and a palate rich with sweet spice, waxy lemon peel and fragrant, red apple skin notes. Will age beautifully.

Be one of the first to try this brand new release and order your 2014 Kings Cuvée today.

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