We're fairly certain this is the first ever non-vintage blanc de blancs made and released in the UK! It's testament to the amazing potential and quality of the chalk escarpment of the Wiston vineyard. Based on the 2015 vintage, with reserve wines back to '09, it's a gleaming, crystalline wine, with green glints in the glass, both cooked and fresh green apple, creamy lime mousse, cut green herbs, and a flinty, brisk mouthfeel. A mouth-watering long finish. It could only be improved with a plate of oysters!
With its Blanc de Noirs 2010 being named Supreme Champion at the inaugural Wine GB Awards, and its Cuvée 2013 being named the UK’s Best Sparkling Wine in the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017, AND winning the English Sparkling Wine Trophy in the International Wines and Spirits Challenge 2017, life is good for Wiston Estate. It’s a testament to the combined efforts and expertise of estate managers Richard and Kirsty Goring, and winemaker Dermot Sugrue, and confirms Wiston as a genuine trailblazer of quality English sparkling wine. Taking inspiration from his previous work in Champagne, Dermot prefers to use old Jacques Prieur Burgundy barrels for fermentation and ageing of Wiston’s vintage wines and his approach to winemaking is all about patience – as such Wiston sparkling wines will only ever be released once they have reached pitch-perfect readiness. Their NV wines are unbeatable examples of just good English sparkling can be.