Blanc de Blancs Magnum 2011

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YEAR - 2011
GRAPE - Chardonnay 100% 
ALCOHOL (ABV) - 12%
VEGETARIAN/VEGAN - Yes
SINGLE BOTTLE - 1 x 150cl 
STORAGE RECOMMENDATIONS - Please keep in a cool, dark place if possible.

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Harvest

The 2011 vintage was a stunning example of what can be achieved in England. The Chardonnay grapes were harvested between the second and third weeks of October with a good sugar:acidity ratio. The record breaking temperatures in October (up to 29°C) coupled with plenty of sunshine, contributed to exceptionally ripe fruit and some wonderful wines.

Winemaking

At Hattingley Valley we use the traditional method for making wines. The best of our Chardonnay parcels were gently pressed as whole bunches in our Coquard press, which gives us a very clean and soft Cuvée juice with fewer phenolics. Approximately 10% of the wine was fermented in old Burgundy barrels and no malolactic fermentation took place to ensure that the zesty acidity shines through. The wine spent eight months in tank and barrel before undergoing secondary fermentation in the bottle, and four years ageing on its lees in order to soften the acidity and gain critical lees-aged charater. At least 5 months on cork before release.

Tasting Notes

Our 2011 Hattingley Valley Blanc de Blancs has a lovely deep gold colour with a green hue and a fine mousse. The nose has delicate white fruit that gives way to a rich toasty and honeyed charm. The palate is beautifully balanced and complex - ripe apples with a crisp yet soft acidity that is balanced by a hint of oak influence. A rich and rounded mouthfeel and long finish. It has great ageing potential.

Delivery

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