Kings Cuvée 2014

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Before you ask, this has nothing to do with royalty (it’d be nice if it did though). It's actually named after Kings Farm which is the farm that makes up the rest of the Hattingley estate. The Kings was originally a bit of an accident, a random barrel was overlooked from the first vintage and no-one knew exactly which grapes were inside. As the wine had been inside the barrel for more than twice the length as the other ones, Emma wasn’t sure how it would taste.

As luck would have it, it was fantastic, so Simon kindly gave most of it away to a family member for their wedding! We now make this every year if the weather permits and this vintage has just won the accolade of ‘Supreme Champion’ at the WineGB awards, so it’s the best sparkling wine made in the UK, that’ll do nicely thanks.

YEAR - 2014
GRAPE - Pinot Noir 45% Chardonnay 43% Pinot Meunier 12%
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 4-5 years and will keep for at least 8 years.

Harvest

2014 was a great year with almost perfect growing conditions. A mild spring for budburst, ideal conditions at flowering and high temperatures and plenty of sunshine throughout June and July led to good yields and excellent quality.

‘There were so many fantastic barrels in 2014 it was really hard to whittle it down to the final few. The result is a wonderfully generous wine that will develop for years to come.’
Emma Rice
Head Winemaker

Winemaking

A very limited release, the Kings Cuvée is a premium blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. 100% barrel fermented and then aged for seven months in old oak barrels, resulting in a much softer, creamier and spicier wine. We were spoilt for choice when it came to selecting the absolute best barrels for this prestige wine, thanks to the exceptional 2014 vintage. Once bottled, the wine aged for fifty-two months on lees allowing the development of its complex toasty character. A small dosage of 4g/L was added after disgorgement to balance the wine’s bright acidity.

Tasting Notes

With an attractive pale golden colour and fine mousse, our Kings Cuvée has vibrant citrus zest aromas layered with honey and nuts, all smoothly integrated with creamy oak, baked apples and marzipan. Deep and rich, yet refreshing on the palate with bright, crisp acidity and a long, complex finish.

Click here to download our tasting notes.

Food Pairing

Citrus and baked apple aromas combine with hints of toast and rich spices to make this the perfect aperitif or celebration drink. It is the flawless accompaniment to any party, enjoyed with any canapé and its rich style works well to accompany courses throughout a dinner party.

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

2020 awards
Wine GB Awards 

Kings Cuvée 2014 awarded the Vintners' Trophy for Top Sparkling Wine 2020.
Kings Cuvée 2014 awarded the Mike Roberts Trophy for Best Classic Cuvée Vintage.
Kings Cuvée 2014 awarded the Gore-Browne Trophy for Supreme Champion 2020.
Kings Cuvée 2014 awarded the Top Regional Winner Wessex.
Kings Cuvée 2014 awarded Gold Medal.

Kings Cuvée 2020 medals

2018 awards

Wine GB Awards
Kings Cuvée 2013 awarded Gold Medal.
Kings Cuvée 2013 awarded the Norman Cowderoy Founder's Trophy for Most Outstanding Prestige Cuvée.

Kings Cuvée Awards 2018
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 our parcels through APC 24hr delivery with tracking information.

Deliveries will be charged at a flat rate of £3.75 for all orders up to the value of £49.99. Free Delivery will apply to all orders over £50.00 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. 

Saturday Express Shipping

If you need your wine that bit quicker please order before 9am Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) and choose our Saturday Express shipping option. 

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

Based on 9 reviews
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A.A.
Delicious English Sparkling Wine

Really excellent 2014 fizz. Professional service beginning to end.

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A.H.
Absolutely superb

This is one of the best English sparkling wines I have ever had the pleasure of sampling. Very crisp, yet very soft. It easily rivals most sparkling white wines from anywhere around the globe. Absolutely delicious, and a great indicator of the high standards at Hattingley. I shan’t hesitate to sample others in their collection.

P
P.l.

Purchased a bottle of Kings Cuvee 2014 for my wife as a Christmas present. She loved it. Said it was the best sparkling wine she had ever had.

J
J.T.
Christmas presents enjoyed

The wine was given as Christmas presents, and reports are of excellence. I would buy some more, but only if you used a more reliable delivery service. Pity to spoil fine wine with poor delivery arrangements. Score would have been five stars but for the delivery.

L
L.C.
Amazing taste

Was recommended to try the Kind’s bottle by my sister. Definitely recommend other people have a try it’s a lovely treat. Tastes lovely with a nice sweet undertone but not tacky sweet. Definitely recommend this for Christmas or special occasion.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
89%
(8)
0%
(0)
11%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
A
A.A.
Delicious English Sparkling Wine

Really excellent 2014 fizz. Professional service beginning to end.

A
A.H.
Absolutely superb

This is one of the best English sparkling wines I have ever had the pleasure of sampling. Very crisp, yet very soft. It easily rivals most sparkling white wines from anywhere around the globe. Absolutely delicious, and a great indicator of the high standards at Hattingley. I shan’t hesitate to sample others in their collection.

P
P.l.

Purchased a bottle of Kings Cuvee 2014 for my wife as a Christmas present. She loved it. Said it was the best sparkling wine she had ever had.

J
J.T.
Christmas presents enjoyed

The wine was given as Christmas presents, and reports are of excellence. I would buy some more, but only if you used a more reliable delivery service. Pity to spoil fine wine with poor delivery arrangements. Score would have been five stars but for the delivery.

L
L.C.
Amazing taste

Was recommended to try the Kind’s bottle by my sister. Definitely recommend other people have a try it’s a lovely treat. Tastes lovely with a nice sweet undertone but not tacky sweet. Definitely recommend this for Christmas or special occasion.