Classic Reserve NV

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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 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 deep colour, and good vineyard sites produced some very fine 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
Head Winemaker

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 a bottle to add roundness and character, the wine was disgorged with a light dosage of 7 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.

Classic Reserve NV (Based on 2015 Harvest)

Our Classic Reserve is pale gold in colour with delicate and fine long-lasting bubbles. The beautifully complex bouquet combines aromas of green apples with creamy nougat, freshly baked brioche and delicate toasted notes from ageing in bottle. On the palate, the complexity continues with notes of soft lemon sherbet, biscuit and a subtle oak character. Refreshing and perfectly balanced, with a delightfully long 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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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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Please place any Christmas orders by 10 am 17th of December. Any orders after the 18th of December will be processed and shipped but we are unable to ensure delivery before the 25th. We are closed from the 25th of December to 4th of January, any orders placed during these times will be processed on the 4th of January.

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 (business working days) with tracking information.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 56 reviews
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Chris B.
OUTSTANDINGLY GREAT WINES !

Fantastic wines, excellent delivery service. Make great Xmas presents too.

Keep up the good work !

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Alison G.
Still white wine and Sparkling

I live in France and send your wines to my sister and husband in England . They are very happy with them . The ordering system is quick and I am very happy that the delivery is prompt . I have sent them your wines before .
I was in England in July and tasted your sparkling and was extremely impressed.

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Janet M.
Fantastic example of British sparkling

Biscuity bubbly complex flavour - one of the best examples of UK fizz I’ve tasted - and they serve it by the glass in the pub so I just ask for it by name - perfect!

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Chris L.
Lovely wine

I've been a fan of Hattingley Valley's sparkling wine for some years. It's delicious a nd easily comparable with more expensive produce from over the Channel!

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Paul M.

Classic Reserve NV

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Customer Reviews

Based on 56 reviews
88%
(49)
9%
(5)
4%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
C
Chris B.
OUTSTANDINGLY GREAT WINES !

Fantastic wines, excellent delivery service. Make great Xmas presents too.

Keep up the good work !

A
Alison G.
Still white wine and Sparkling

I live in France and send your wines to my sister and husband in England . They are very happy with them . The ordering system is quick and I am very happy that the delivery is prompt . I have sent them your wines before .
I was in England in July and tasted your sparkling and was extremely impressed.

J
Janet M.
Fantastic example of British sparkling

Biscuity bubbly complex flavour - one of the best examples of UK fizz I’ve tasted - and they serve it by the glass in the pub so I just ask for it by name - perfect!

C
Chris L.
Lovely wine

I've been a fan of Hattingley Valley's sparkling wine for some years. It's delicious a nd easily comparable with more expensive produce from over the Channel!

P
Paul M.

Classic Reserve NV