NV Classic Reserve
50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir & 20% Pinot Meunier
Sourced from vineyards across the South of England, mainly chalk with clay topsoil.
After the grapes were harvested and sorted, 15% of the total blend was barrel fermented in three and four year white Burgundy and Bordeaux barrels. The base wine (2014 vintage) spent 8 months on its fermentation lees, with no stirring or addition of sulphur dioxide and occasional topping up. Final blending with 18% reserve wine was done and spent 25 months ageing on its lees before disgorgement.
PRESS | 92 DEC & 92 WE
TASTING NOTES |
The Classic Reserve is pale gold with a well-developed nose showing a hint of autolysis with subtle oak character. It is well-balanced on the palate showing crisp acidity and fine mousse. It has delicate toasty characteristics from the ageing on lees whilst the gentle oak flavour adds complexity.
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