Blanc de Blancs 2013

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YEAR - 2013
GRAPE - Chardonnay 100% 
ALCOHOL (ABV) - 12%
VEGETARIAN/VEGAN - Yes
SINGLE BOTTLE - 1 x 75cl 
GIFT BOX BUNDLE - 1 x 75cl, 1 x Gift Box & Hand Written Gift Card.

CASE - 6 x 75cl 
STORAGE RECOMMENDATIONS - Please keep in a cool, dark place if possible.
DRINKING WINDOW - Drinking very well now, will improve and mature over the next 5-7 years and will keep for at least 10 years. June 2020.

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Harvest

Despite starting off the growing season with exceptionally cold weather for April and May, we experienced gloriously hot weather in July which brought on successful flowering and a very healthy fruit set. These favourable conditions allowed the fruit to fly through veraison and ripen nicely, achieving good sugar levels. Harvest started on 2nd October and ended on 5th November.

‘Possibly the most challenging vintage we have ever seen, the resulting wines, including this BdB are a testament to patience and focus on quality – finely balanced wine with a nervous energy’
Emma Rice
Head Winemaker

Winemaking

The Chardonnay grapes were handpicked and gently whole-bunch pressed. The juice was fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks with a small proportion (7%) barrel-fermented in old oak barrels. A full malolactic fermentation was carried out for this vintage to give roundness to balance the crisp acidity. Four years ageing on its lees in bottle adds a wonderful complexity and depth to this wine, before being disgorged with 6g/L dosage and a minimum of five months on cork before release.

Tasting Notes

Pale golden colour with gentle green hues and delicate bubbles, this Blanc de Blancs displays beautifully the pure linear character of the Chardonnay - white stone fruit, citrus fruit and a delicious honeyed character on the nose; clean and mineral flavours with pastry and brioche notes on the palate. It has a well balanced and refreshing acidity that gives way to a creamy mouthfeel and long, complex finish.

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Awards

Blanc de Blancs Awards

Food Pairing

Delicious with Hampshire hot smoked trout pate, local salami and charcuterie.

Delivery

Free Delivery 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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Customer Reviews

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Top notch!
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J.C.
Super quick response and delivery. Plus a great wine:)