Classic Cuvee More Information
The Classic Cuvée is an elegant sparkling wine, showing a depth of citrus and stone fruits flavours, along with the more complex secondary aromas of cooked apples, breadcrumbs, honey and almond.
The Classic Cuvée is a blend from the noble Champagne varieties Pinot Noir (81%) and Chardonnay (19%). The grapes were carefully hand-picked and whole-cluster pressed, with only the best press cuttings going into the wine. After a slow, cold, natural settle, the juice was inoculated for primary fermentation, with a portion of the juice going into barrel to add complexity and mouth feel. The wine was bottled for secondary fermentation the following spring, and remained on-lees for a minimum of 24 months to develop the secondary yeast flavours, before being disgorged and given time under cork before release.
Delicate fine bubbles, golden colour with slight blush tint.
NOSE: Underlying lemons, peach and apricot are accompanied by cooked apples, breadcrumbs, honey and almond.
PALATE: Great depth and length, with crisp finesse and full-mouthfeel.
STYLE: A classic traditional method sparkling wine.
ABV: 12.1% Acidity: 8.1 g/L pH: 3.26 RS: 7 g/L MLF: Partial
Variants: 81% Pinot Noir, 19% Chardonnay PDO/PGI: PDO
Vineyards: 100% Crouch Valley Vineyard
FERMENTATION VESSELS: 33% oak barriques fermentation 67% stainless steel.