Wine

Hattingley Valley

NV Classic Reserve

BLEND | 48% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir, 17% Pinot Meunier & 2% Pinot Gris

VINEYARDS | Sourced from vineyards across the South of England, mainly chalk with clay topsoil.

WINEMAKING | After the grapes were harvested and sorted, 25% of the total blend was barrel fermented in three and four year white Burgundy and Bordeaux barrels, giving the wine texture and richness. The wine then spent 8 months on its fermentation lees, with no stirring or addition of sulphur dioxide and occasional topping up. Final blending was done and the wine then spent 21 months ageing on its lees. Dosage: 9g/l

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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