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Wiston Estate Cuvee Brut South Downs 2015

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Country
england
Region
sussex
Type
SPARKLING
Producer
WISTON ESTATE
Grape
chardonnay, pinot-meunier, pinot-noir
Vintage
2015
Alcohol
12%
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45% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 22% Pinot Meunier

Fermented in a mixture of old Burgundy barrels 
Aged on the lees for three years. 8g/l dosage

 


About this Wine

For drinking now, I prefer the Cuvee Brut 2015, which is so good. It's one of the most delicious sparkling wines I've ever drunk. It's hugely rewarding!

Tasting notes

This is not merely one of the finest English sparkling wines on the market, but it’s another piece of liquid English wine history representing England as it really hits its vinous stride, like we said about Dermot’s micro cuvee bottling ‘Sugrue-Pierre’ when we first sold it in 2013. For anyone still unconvinced about the elegance, finesse, purity and ageability of English sparkling, Wiston Cuvée 2015 is the wine to banish your doubts. This is, we think, the best wine in England, bar none. It is so expressive and very much Grand Cru wine-like to drink. Lemon, creamy peach, white flowers and sweet pastry notes are to the fore. What struck me most, though, was the textural quality (owing to lees ageing combined with fermentation and gentle ageing in neutral barrels). It's supremely elegant, yes, but texturally it's on a different level from most other English sparkling wines.

FROM THE PRESS

“Very toasty nose. The barrel ageing has made a huge impact on this wine, nose and palate. It’s rich and spicy, deeply golden in flavour, grilled brioche, golden peaches, satsumas and saffron. It rolls across the tongue like trumpet and drum, silvery notes slipping through old gold, intent, piercing. A very, very sophisticated sparkling wine. Good Value. Drink 2020 – 2027." ”
Tamlyn Currin, Purple Pages, JancisRobinson.com

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