- Blend 100% Chardonnay
- Vintage 2015
- 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. 2016
- 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 Seared scallops, lobster thermidor, chicken cooked in white wine, creamy cheeses
A critically-acclaimed English blanc de blancs
Released in early 2020, after the extraordinary success of the previous vintage 2011 Wiston Blanc De Blancs, fruit for this vintage was picked in the warm October and November of 2015. This wine is elegant and complex with notes of tangerine, honeydew melon, honeysuckle and brioche. The concentrated flavour and broad delivery is the hallmark of a wine with impressive ability to age.
Aged in 50% mature Burgundy oak barrels and 50% stainless steel, this single-vineyard, single-vintage, single-varietal Blanc de Blancs is perfect for immediate drinking and will also cellar beautifully.
The growing season that year began with a warm, frost-free period that encouraged bud burst. Temperatures cooled that spring, but by July had warmed enough for flowering, albeit a fortnight later than normal. A cool summer with unusually cold nights slowed the fruit and veraison was very late. But a heatwave in September pushed into October. We ran harvest from 22 October to 3 November and warm, dry weather gave us a small crop of exceptionally ripe and healthy grapes.
In the press
Rich and broad and voluptuous... A brush of butterscotch, the savoury nuttiness of toasted buckwheat, but the acidity flashes through this wine with diamond-cut dominance so that, despite the richness, it is fiercely racy. Incredible persistence.
A new, pure chardonnay, sparkling release from another excellent English estate.
One of the finest English sparkling wines that I have encountered... The palate does not disappoint, delivering exquisite balance, wonderful focus and a touch of mineralité toward the harmonious finish.
Blanc de Blancs Trophy at WineGB Awards 2021
Wiston Estate won the Berwick Trophy 2021 for the Blanc de Blancs 2015, a recognition of the best Blanc de Blancs Style in the UK.