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English Sparkling Wine
Blanc de Blancs 2017
This beautiful sparkling wine was made from ripe Chardonnay sparkling wine clones. The 2017 vintage was defined by a late spring frost, followed by a hot dry summer: resulting in lower yields of high quality fruit. The base wine went through 100% malolactic fermentation and a small proportion then was aged in old oak to allow bâtonnage, creating a creamy weight to the base wine prior to tirage.
The wine is stored for a minimum of 45 months on the lees to promote an autolytic character with notes of brioche, almond and honey adding depth.
APPEARANCE: Delicate fine bubbles, light golden in colour
NOSE: Underlying citrus and tropical fruit notes are balanced with notes of honey, almond and toasted brioche
PALATE:Complex structure with chardonnay fruit and green apple notes blending with the lees-aged character to give a wine with great depth, rounded notes and a lingering finish
STYLE: A classic traditional method sparkling wine
ABV: 12.24% Acidity: 9.5 g/L pH: 3.07 RS: 9 g/L MLF: 100%
VARIETIES: 100% Chardonnay PDO/PGI: PDO
FERMENTATION VESSELS: 100% stainless steel