Reserve Still White 2020

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Chardonnay and oak go together like port and cheese, delicious but you can have too much of a good thing! We are known for the subtle use of oak barrels in our sparkling wines and we have translated that to this Reserve version of our Still White. 100% of this wine was aged for 6 months in older barrels and the oak brings a touch of creaminess to the palate, without dominating, whilst the wine retains its vibrant freshness. 2020 was a fantastically ripe vintage and showed us the potential for making wines like this in England when the weather is on our side.

YEAR - 2020
GRAPE - Chardonnay 100%
ALCOHOL (ABV) - 12%
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 weights were smaller, and the overall yield was lower than 2018 and 2019 – a blessing after two such bumper years.

‘We always said we’d only make still wines if the conditions presented themselves; 2020 was the year to try it - it is not often that England can ripen Chardonnay enough to make a wine like this, so grab this while you can - we don’t know when we will be able to do it again!’
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 to retain its freshness and fruit purity. Some of the wine was fermented in old oak barrels to add a touch of spice whilst only 20% of the blend was put through malolactic fermentation to preserve the bright fruit character and zesty acidity. The final blend was then aged for six months in old oak barrels before being filtered and bottled.

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

Reserve Still White 2020

With a pale gold colour, this Chardonnay has pronounced aromas of ripe orchard fruit that follow through to the palate, and a creamy oak texture perfectly balanced with its natural bright acidity, giving a fine and rich mouthfeel with a long dry finish.

Food Pairing

The buttery texture of camembert is lovely with the creamy, soft texture of chardonnay which cuts through the rich creaminess of the cheese due to the acidity. 

Click here to download our tasting notes.

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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