Classic Reserve NV Magnum

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This is one of the most important wines that we make at Hattingley, it is the most widely available and arguably one of the most loved. Whilst many people will assume that a ‘vintage’ wine is automatically better (often not the case!), this Non-vintage shows off the skill of Emma’s winemaking.

Being able to blend the wines from different grape varieties, different vineyards, barrels and tanks to try and maintain a consistent style is one of the most challenging jobs that the winemaking team have to do. This is our all-rounder, our crowd-pleaser and a wine that is very easy for all to love!

You may also like our Classic Reserve NV in a smaller dose, or in a case of six. 

YEAR- Non-Vintage (based on 2015 harvest)
GRAPE - Chardonnay 53% Pinot Noir 31% Pinot Meunier 16%
ALCOHOL (ABV) - 12%
VEGETARIAN/VEGAN - Yes
STORAGE RECOMMENDATIONS - Please keep in a cool, dark place if possible.
DRINKING WINDOW - Drinking very well now, will improve and mature over the next 3-4 years.

Harvest

The 2015 growing season was a test of good site selection and our vineyard team did a wonderful job in challenging conditions - the summer was cooler than the previous year, particularly in August which is the crucial month for veraison and the start of the ripening season. The pinots were super-ripe with wonderful flavours, good acidity levels and a deep colour, and good vineyard sites produced some wonderful Chardonnay as well.

‘Blending this wine was the Eureka moment – the whole team recognised the distinct Hattingley style immediately it came together in the glass.’
Emma Rice

Winemaking

The hand-harvested grapes were whole bunch pressed to extract top-quality juice. 19% of the total blend was barrel fermented in old white Burgundy barrels and partial malolactic fermentation took place in order to soften the wine’s natural acidity. To ensure the consistency and continuity of our signature style, 23% of reserve wines (that had naturally softened and developed over time in oak barrels and stainless steel tanks) were added to the blend before secondary fermentation. After 3 years ageing on lees in bottle to add roundness and character, the wine was disgorged with a light dosage of 7 g/L.

SINGLE BOTTLE - 1 x 150cl

Classic Reserve NV (Based on 2015 Harvest)

Our Classic Reserve is an elegant bronze gold colour with lemon pith, nougat and zesty citrus on the nose. A delicate, light honey note to the palate with juicy acidity and vibrant orchard fruits. Conference pears, a hint of nuts with a complex finish.

Food Pairing

This is the perfect aperitif or celebration drink, it is the flawless accompaniment to any party, enjoyed with any canapé.

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Classic Reserve 2014

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Classic Reserve 2013

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Hattingley Happiness

We are confident in the wines produced here at Hattingley so we wanted to give you peace of mind with our Hattingley Happiness Guarantee. If for any reason, you don’t like any of the wines in your case, you are welcome to return the rest of the case to us for a refund on any unopened bottles.

Please contact us on 01256 389188 or email us here.

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At Hattingley Valley we aim to process and ship your wine the same day if your order is placed before 10 am Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays). We ship all our wine through APC 24hr delivery & Royal Mail 24hr Tracked (business working days) with tracking information.

Deliveries will be charged at a flat rate of £4.50 for all orders up to the value of £69.99. Free Delivery will apply to all orders over £70 for UK Mainland and exclude the Scottish Highlands (AB, DD, IV, KW, PA, PH) and Islands, Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Wight, The Scilly Isles and the Channel Islands. 

If you live outside of UK Mainland please call us on +44 1256 389 188 to discuss shipping rates and place your order or email us with your requirements customercare@hattingleyvalley.co.uk

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