Classic Reserve NV
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. June 2020.
SINGLE BOTTLE - 1 x 75cl | GIFT BOX BUNDLE - 1 x 75cl, 1 x Gift Box & Hand Written Gift Card | CASE - 6 x 75cl.
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.’
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.
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.
This is the perfect aperitif or celebration drink, it is the flawless accompaniment to any party, enjoyed with any canapé.
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Very good. Compares very well with a similar range of champagne. Certainly one the best English sparklers I’ve had. Didn’t quite blow me away but definitely will buy again. Good value for money and a very well balanced wine.
Although this bottle of Classic Reserve was a gift and so I didn't actually get to sample it, I know the fine quality of this wine and my son, to whom it was sent, absolutely loved it. For a very reasonable courier charge, my order was delivered 250 miles away within two days of the order. Thank you, Hattingley!
I ordered a case of the Hattingley Classic Reserve NV direct from the Hattingley Valley Wines online store after working hours on the 17th December and it was delivered at 1pm on the 21st. The whole process was very simple, communication from Hattingley was prompt and accurate and delivery was at the beginning of the advised window.
I was first introduced to the wine on a transatlantic BA flight and it quickly became my tipple of choice. Personally, I find the wine rich, creamy, dry and fresh. Delicious!
Would I order this wine direct from the Hattingley Valley Wines online store again? Most definitely.
Possibly the best value for money fizz on the market. Love it.