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A rare treat from our cellars

Library Collection Blanc de Blancs 2010

From: £130.00

Notes

  • Blend 100% Chardonnay
  • Vintage 2010
  • Bottling Our wines are bottled the summer after harvest, which is the moment they begin their second fermentation, which gives them their bubbles and evolved character. 2011
  • Alcohol 12%
  • Dosage The dosage indicates the amount per litre of sugar in the 'liqueur de dosage', a mixture of wine and sugar added to the bottles when they are disgorged at the end of the ageing process, to ensure balance and harmony in the final blend. 8 grams per litre
  • Food Pairing Shellfish, Sussex cheeses, charcuterie.

97 points from Decanter Magazine (Oct 2023) – A limited-edition release from the excellent 2010 vintage, this is a wonderful example of how beautifully English blanc de blancs can age. Savoury, mushroom and spice aromas with notes of digestive biscuit and truffle. Generous and long, with bracing acidity but plenty of rich, savoury flavour. Drinking beautifully now but with the ability to mature further. Susie Barrie MW.

The Wiston Estate Library Collection presents a series of limited-edition releases from our cellar which celebrate the wines’ ability to age. Since the release of our first Cuvée from the 2008 vintage we have held back small parcels from the best vintages to allow them to further mature and develop.

These are a series of unique wines which showcase the quality which English Sparkling Wines can achieve. The additional ageing in our cellars imparts wonderful depth and complexity to the wines, bringing richness, intensity, and a wonderfully long finish. The extended time before release has given the wines layers of evolved aroma and flavour such as truffle, honey, baked apricots, toasted brioche and crème caramel which, paired with the trademark refreshing acidity of our wines, makes for a delicious combination.

2010 was a benchmark year at Wiston: a vintage of ideal balance between yield & ripeness of fruit, which produced stunningly complex and elegant wines. Our single vineyard, single vintage, single variety (100% Chardonnay) Blanc de Blancs has layers of honey, truffle, lemon zest, Danish pastry and crushed oyster shells, with a sublime finish that goes on and on. Winemaking: The Chardonnay grapes were pressed in our traditional Coquard press, then half the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks and half in old oak barrels. The still wine was rested on its lees for several months until springtime, bringing additional complexity and structure. Due to the ideal ripeness of the fruit malolactic fermentation was blocked leaving the wine with natural malic ‘energy’. Bottling took place in late spring of 2011, and then secondary fermentation and lees ageing followed. This Library Collection release was disgorged in November 2018 and has since rested on cork.

A decadent treat to enjoy on its own, or a delicious match with indulgent shellfish such as oysters, scallops or lobster, or equally good with Sussex cheeses such as Mayfield or Tunworth. Serve chilled in a tulip shaped wine glass. Ready to drink now, will continue to age and evolve. Keep the bottles horizontally to avoid the cork drying out, in a cool, dark place.

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