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FRESH, ELEGANT AND WITH POISED FINESSE - A BEAUTIFUL BLANC DE BLANCS

Wiston Blanc de Blancs NV

From: £38.00

Notes

  • 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
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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. 

The Chardonnay grapes are hand harvested in late autumn and are pressed as whole bunches. The juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks before being allowed to rest on its yeast lees for eight months, before being bottled the summer following harvest. At bottling, a portion of our reserve wines (which date back to 2008) is added to make up 20-30% of the final blend. The wine then undergoes slow secondary fermentation in bottle, and is kept on its lees, at cool 9-11°C for around three to four years, allowing it to mature and take on flavours and structure through the process of autolysis. The bottles were riddled and disgorged, with a dosage of 8g/l.

 

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