Wine

Hattingley Valley

2011 Blanc de Blancs

BLEND | 100% Chardonnay

VINEYARDS | A blend of two Chardonnay parcels, both south-facing sites managed by Hattingley. One is on solid chalk with a shallow flinty loam topsoil and about 70 metres above the sea level, and the other on solid chalk with a flinty clay topsoil about 30cm deep and 160 metres above sea level.

WINEMAKING | Approximately 10% of the wine was fermented in old Burgundy barrels and no malolactic fermentation. The wine spent eight months in tank and barrel before undergoing secondary fermentation in the bottle, and four years ageing on its lees. Dosage: 9g/l

TASTING NOTES | Delicate white fruit 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.

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