Lyme Bay Winery

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.

WINEMAKING NOTES

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.

APPEARANCE

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.

Vintage: 2015

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