YEAR - 2014
GRAPE - Chardonnay 100%
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 5-7 years and will keep for at least 10 years.
2014 was a great year with almost perfect growing conditions. A mild spring for budburst, ideal conditions at flowering with high temperatures and plenty of sunshine throughout June and July leading to good yields and excellent quality.
‘The wines from 2014 practically made themselves and this Blanc de Blancs is no exception. All from chalk vineyards in Sussex and Hampshire this wine is elegant and refined with potential to age beautifully in the bottle.’
The Chardonnay grapes were handpicked and gently whole-bunch pressed. Approximately 13% of the total blend was fermented in old oak barrels and partial malolactic fermentation took place to provide a round and creamy texture. After five years ageing on lees in bottle to add complexity and depth, the wine was disgorged in March 2020 at 6 g/L residual sugar.
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.
"Very nicely balanced, sprightly nose. Super-fine bead. Nicely judged mousse. Very much a Blanc de Blancs with citrus zest and no obvious sweetness – just well-integrated fruit and acidity. A really attractive drink now but it shouldn't go downhill in a hurry."
Delicious with Hampshire hot smoked trout pate, local salami and charcuterie.
SINGLE BOTTLE - 1 x 75cl
GIFT BOX BUNDLE - 1 x 75cl, 1 x Gift Box & Hand Written Gift Card
CASE - 6 x 75cl.