Still White 2020

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‘I don’t like chardonnay but I do like Chablis’, sound familiar? It’s a well-trodden phrase in the wine world, sommelier’s hear it often. The reason people say this is because they remember the heavy oaky Chardonnay’s of the 90’s, Chablis actually uses the same grape variety for all of its wines, Chardonnay, but they use very little oak indeed.

This is much like our own Still Chardonnay, there is a very small amount of old barrels used to add a little texture and a touch of malolactic (one for the nerds amongst you) to soften the acidity. In short, this is a beautifully fresh and clean wine from what will probably be hailed as the best vintage to date in the UK. 

YEAR - 2020
GRAPE - Chardonnay 100%
ALCOHOL (ABV) - 12.6%
VEGETARIAN/VEGAN - Yes
STORAGE RECOMMENDATIONS - Please keep in a cool, dark place if possible.
DRINKING WINDOW - Perfect for drinking this year.

Harvest

Spring frosts in late April and early May slightly reduced the crop for some of our vineyard sites. We then saw an almost perfect growing season with ideal weather conditions throughout: unseasonably warm weather from late spring and into summer, a few days of rain in August and a mini heatwave in September, led to the earliest harvest in our history with little disease pressure and great, clean fruit, bursting with flavours and superb levels of ripeness. The drier than average season meant that bunch weight were smaller, so the overall yield was lower than 2018 and 2019 – a blessing after two such bumper years.

‘At least the wines will be good… 2020 may have not been the best year for humankind, but it was a brilliant one for grapes. With all the time in the world to spend in the vineyards we were able to nurture certain plots to ultimate ripeness, hence this, our first Still Chardonnay.’ 
Emma Rice
Head Winemaker

Winemaking

The grapes for this Still Chardonnay were carefully selected from a range of parcels in Kent and Essex. Handpicked and gently whole-bunch pressed; the juice was fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks in order to retain its freshness and fruit purity. A very small proportion was fermented in old oak barrels to add a touch of spice whilst only 20% of the blend was put through malolactic fermentation in order to preserve the bright fruit character and zesty acidity. The wine was filtered and bottled whilst still young and vibrant.

SINGLE BOTTLE - 1 x 75cl
CASE - 6 x 75cl.

Still White 2020

Pale lemon colour with soft green hue, this Chardonnay has wonderfully pronounced citrus, blossom and grapefruit aromas, with a hint of honey and pear. The palate is clean and fresh, with a mouthful of green apple flavours, and a creamy texture that is nicely balanced with its natural vibrant bright acidity. A fine and rich mouthfeel, with a long dry finish.

Food Pairing

Hopefully within two metres of friends or family…. 

Click here to download our tasting notes.

"More Loire Chardonnay than Chablis, this is a lovely, salty, tangy style with real seafood appeal and a green thread of freshness running the length of its spine.  I adore this racy, energetic style of wine particularly when the acidity is not too raucous and in this example it is mouth-watering and invigorating, but not sour or drying.  Brilliant!"
Matthew Jukes

2021 awards

Wine GB Awards - STILL White 2020 awarded Silver Medal.
International Wine & Spirit Competition STILL White 2020 awarded Bronze Medal.
International Wine Competition - 
STILL White 2020 awarded Bronze Medal.

STILL White 2021 Awards

 

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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Customer Reviews

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Mr G.S.A.M.G.S.A.

A really lovely wine. I will be coming back for more!

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Nicholas S.
Excellent - Surprised

I wasn't expecting this from an english wine. This is as good as a refined Chablis, but without being overly creamy from heavy oak. There is just enough oak to add a little creaminess balanced with crisp acidity and slight mineral.
Shared it with friends, a firm favourite

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Michael K.
Delicious

A beautifully clean white that sends a surge of effervescence around the palate on first taste. I can most definitely recommend this wine.

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Richard M.
Superb

So good I ordered another 12 bottles

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Nicci P.
Still white

The Hattingley Still white is absolutely delicious and just far too easy to drink! Highly recommend - my new drink for the summer!

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Mr G.S.A.M.G.S.A.

A really lovely wine. I will be coming back for more!

N
Nicholas S.
Excellent - Surprised

I wasn't expecting this from an english wine. This is as good as a refined Chablis, but without being overly creamy from heavy oak. There is just enough oak to add a little creaminess balanced with crisp acidity and slight mineral.
Shared it with friends, a firm favourite

M
Michael K.
Delicious

A beautifully clean white that sends a surge of effervescence around the palate on first taste. I can most definitely recommend this wine.

R
Richard M.
Superb

So good I ordered another 12 bottles

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Nicci P.
Still white

The Hattingley Still white is absolutely delicious and just far too easy to drink! Highly recommend - my new drink for the summer!