FRESH, ELEGANT AND WITH POISED FINESSE - A BEAUTIFUL BLANC DE BLANCS
Wiston Blanc de Blancs NV
- Blend 100% Chardonnay
- Vintage NV
- 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. 2019
- 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. 9 grams per litre
- Food Pairing Oysters, seafood, goat’s cheese
The purest way to express Chardonnay
One of our favourites, the Wiston Blanc de Blancs NV is delightfully fresh with vibrant acidity and impeccable balance. Crisp green apple and delicate notes of kumquat are leading the way with flinty minerality. The wine finishes soft, crisp and clean. Critics said this wine is made to sip by the sea with a huge plate of freshly-shucked oysters and yet also is an exceptional wine for all occasions.
Our NV wines are a composition of many vintages blended together. The journey of this wine started in 2009 where we reserved a small amount of wine. Each year that we harvest grapes and make wine, we build up our reserve wines. This allows us to create a style consistent year on year and show a piece of Wiston history in every glass. This current iteration is made up of 80% of wine from 2018.
We press whole bunches of grapes through our Coquard basket press, (as used in Champagne), before fermenting in stainless steel and 500 litres oak barrels from Burgundy, then resting on its lees ahead of bottling. After bottling, it is was kept cool and capped (sur lattes) for over two years before being disgorged at a low dosage in Spring 2021.
In the press
Wiston is known for its multifaceted Blanc de Blancs and this non vintage bottle is an excellent example. A beautifully perfumed nose of baked apple and pear tart, hazelnut and white blossoms leads gracefully into a palate of pristine acidity and silky texture. In between, the fine bubbles, toast and grilled orchard fruit linger on the long and satisfying finish.
Brilliantly aromatic with green apple crunch, this pure chardonnay fizz is stunning.
The NV Blanc de Blancs has a superb bouquet... The palate is very crisp with superb tension, fleet of foot with a brisk, racy citrus-driven finish. What a thrilling, live-wire sparkling Chardonnay.