Blanc de Blancs 2017



Blanc de Blancs 2017

£34.95

This is only the second Zero Dosage sparkling wine we have released, made from selected hand-picked Chardonnay grapes gently pressed to extract the highest quality cuvee juice.  A portion of the juice underwent primary fermentation in large French new oak barrels with subsequent prolonged lees contact in barrel prior to blending.   After secondary fermentation this wine enjoyed over 3 years on-lees maturation in bottle, all of which has helped to create a beautifully balanced and elegant Sussex sparkling wine with layers of complexity, great poise and length.    On disgorging we decided on Zero Dosage to allow the elegance and balance of the wine speak for itself.   Just 1,500 of these bottles were produced and at such great value they will not be around for long.

 

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Description

Tasting Notes

In the glass the wine displays a fine consistent and steady mousse and a typical delicate hue.  On the palate it displays the hallmark characteristics of great English Blanc de Blancs: refreshing cleansing acidity, delicate citrus and mineral notes complimented by layers of baked apple pie, brioche and white almond aromas and excellent balance and persistence.  Serve at 6-8ºC.

Pairing suggestions

Perfect with light seafood dishes such as oysters, crab salad, prawns with parsley and lemon, or lightly smoked salmon but also will compliment well roasted chicken or richer risottos.

Details

  • 100% Chardonnay
  • 19% fermented in large new oak barrels
  • Full malo-lactic fermentation
  • Over 3 years on lees
  • Dosage: 0g/L
  • ABV:11.5%
  • Bottles produced:1,500

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Further Information

It is believed by many that Blanc de Blancs could potentially become England’s flagship sparkling wine style.  At their best, these wines, made from 100% white grapes (typically Chardonnay) are elegant, focussed and vibrant with a core of crisp acidity and subtle apple and citrus aromas backed by brioche and creamy characteristics contributed by lees ageing.   Great Blanc de Blancs wines have great acidity and English-grown Chardonnay grapes have acidity in abundance, like many of our best fruits, from Cox’s apples to blackcurrants and rhubarb.   Whilst this needs to be tempered with extended lees age contact and judicious use of dosage and perhaps some oak, when done well it is the key to producing fine sparkling wines like no other.

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