YEAR- Non-Vintage (based on 2017 harvest)
GRAPE - Chardonnay 45% Pinot Noir 35% Pinot Meunier 20%
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

2017 presented us with some challenging conditions throughout the growing season: severe spring frosts at the end of April, and a good amount of rainfall all the way through August, lead to lower yields and increased disease pressure during the ripening period. Thankfully, September brought us dry, warm weather, allowing the grapes to be fully ripe and achieve good sugar levels while retaining their crisp acidity.

‘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 grapes were whole bunch pressed to extract the juice. 15% 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, 37% 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 4 years of ageing on lees in the bottle to add roundness and character, the wine was disgorged with a light dosage of 3 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.