- Blend 35% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier
- Vintage Non-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. 2018
- 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 Fish & Chips! Makes a wonderful aperitif with nibbles as well.
OUR BENCHMARK SPARKLING WINE – A DELICIOUS TREAT
“The NV Brut from Wiston has been a go-to English Sparkler for some time now… a steely, malic bouquet of dew-speckled Granny Smith apples, wet limestone and petrichor… the palate is full of tension thanks to the driving acidity… vivacious green apples intermixed with gooseberry and a touch of grapefruit.” Neal Martin
Our Brut NV combines a purity of green apple and ripe lemon flavours with a rich and complex maturity. This multi-vintage wine is a highly-scented sparkling wine with fine bubbles, lots of toasty, biscuity autolysis from long lees-aging and a long finish.
Our NV wines are a composition of many vintages blended together. The journey of this wine started in 2008 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 70% of wine from 2017. When it is ready to be released the wine is disgorged here at the winery, and allowed to rest before release.
In the press
This gold-hued non vintage Brut is a classic example of the stellar quality of English fizz. Initial gun smoke notes morph into more opulent aromas like honeyed apple, citrus peel and toasted hazelnut. The rapier acidity is cheek-sucking and tongue-tingling but lends freshness to the creamy textural weight and adds to the long, tangy finish. All elegance and class, this is highly food friendly but also totally delicious on its own.
Fresh orchard fruit, buckets of it, but also traces of honey and brioche and pistachio bring richness and sweetness. Finishes with a scalpel-sharp etch of acidity.
A cuvée of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay made on the South Downs by Irish winemaker, Dermot Sugrue, this is a complex, toasty, savoury fizz with fine bubbles, lots of yeasty, bready autolysis and a bone dry, tapering finish.
I selected Wiston thanks to its quality and for its poise between modernity and tradition. Wiston stands for passion and pride as a masterful producer. But the main reason is because its bubbly is irresistibly delicious!
Tremendous zingy acidity proudly cutting through the restrained but soothing, creamy yeastiness. Long, cream and apples finish. Very English style.
With the talented Dermot Sugrue at the winemaking helm, Wiston Estate has surged to the front of the increasingly competitive English fizz pack, this non-vintage blend showcasing a super-dry, incisive, multi-layered house style.
This scooped the IEWA trophy for best sparkling wine. It’s a fresh fizz with green apples and citrus that’s lively, but with an underlying yeasty richness.
A blend of the classic champagne grapes, delivering a highly scented brut with fresh apple and citrus briskness, filled out with a richer seam of clotted cream shortbread.
A go-to English sparkler for some time now... It has a steely, malic bouquet of dew-speckled Granny Smith apples, wet limestone and a touch of petrichor. Almost like a Blanc de Blancs, reserved yet engaging.
in the Independent English Wine Awards 2019
from Harpers in 2018
in the 2017 International Wine Challenge