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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 toughest 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!

YEAR- Non-Vintage (based on 2017 harvest)
GRAPE - Chardonnay 45% Pinot Noir 35% Pinot Meunier 20%
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

2017 presented us with some challenging conditions throughout the growing season: severe spring frosts at the end of April, and a good amount of rainfall all the way through August, l to lower yields and increased disease pressure during the ripening period. Thankfully, September brought us dry, warm weather, allowing the grapes to be fully ripe and achieve good sugar levels while retaining their crisp acidity.

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

Winemaking

The h grapes were whole bunch pressed to extract t juice. 15% 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, 37% 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 4 years of ageing on lees in the bottle to add roundness and character, the wine was disgorged with a light dosage of 3 g/L.

SINGLE BOTTLE - 1 x 75cl
GIFT BOX BUNDLE - 1 x 75cl, 1 x Gift Box & Hand Written Gift Card 
CASE - 6 x 75cl.

2021 Awards

Wine GB Awards - Classic Reserve NV awarded Silver Medal.

Classic Reserve English Wine 2021 Awards
2020 Awards

Wine GB Awards - Classic Reserve NV awarded Silver Medal.
Decanter World Wine Awards - Classic Reserve NV awarded Silver Medal.
International Wine Competition - Classic Reserve NV awarded Bronze Medal.
International Wine & Spirit Competition - Classic Reserve NV awarded Bronze Medal.

Classic Reserve NV Awards 2020

2019 Awards

Sommelier Wine Awards - Classic Reserve 2014 awarded Gold Medal.
Decanter World Wine Awards - Classic Reserve NV awarded Silver Medal.
International Wine & Spirit Competition - 
Classic Reserve NV awarded Silver Medal.
International Wine Competition - Classic Reserve 2014 awarded Bronze Medal.

Classic Reserve awards 2019

2018 Awards

Wine GB Awards - Classic Reserve NV awarded Gold Medal and the Dudley Quirk Trophy for Most Outstanding Classic Cuvée NV.
Sommelier Wine Awards - Classic Reserve NV awarded Gold Medal.
Decanter World Wine Awards - Classic Reserve NV awarded Silver Medal.
International Wine & Spirit Competition - Classic Reserve NV awarded Silver Outstanding Award.

Classic Reserve 2018 Awards 

2017 Awards

International Wine Competition - Classic Reserve awarded Gold Medal.
UK Wine Awards - Classic Reserve awarded Silver Medal.
Sommelier Wine Awards  - Classic Reserve NV awarded Silver Medal.
The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships - Classic Reserve NV awarded Silver Medal.
Decanter World Wine Awards - Classic Reserve NV awarded Silver Medal.
International Wine & Spirit Competition - Classic Reserve NV awarded Bronze Medal.

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 10am 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 £59.99. Free Delivery will apply to all orders over £60.00 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 to orders@hattingleyvalley.co.uk.

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Perfect fizz

Have tried this English Sparkling a few times and it is very good. Quick delivery and with Lakeland 20% off voucher it is even better.

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Andrew W.
Classic Reserve

A lovely crisp sparkling drink better than any Champagne in my opinion.

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Perfect fizz

Have tried this English Sparkling a few times and it is very good. Quick delivery and with Lakeland 20% off voucher it is even better.

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Andrew W.
Classic Reserve

A lovely crisp sparkling drink better than any Champagne in my opinion.