A stunning expression of this great vintage- English Sparkling Wine
Wiston Estate Blanc de Blancs 2018
Award Winning English Sparkling Wine
- Blend 100% Chardonnay
- Vintage 2018
- 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%
- Food Pairing Oysters or fresh shellfish - or try with a hunk of fresh baguette and some Sussex cheeses.
Winner of a Gold Medal at the 2023 International Wine Challenge, our Blanc de Blancs vintage comes from the steepest, chalkiest slopes of our original Findon Park Vineyard. Selected from vines with the best vineyard aspect, it is a true testament to a wine showcasing climate and place. Intense nougat and lemon zest on the nose, with ripe greengage, apples and pastry flavours on the palate. Aged in mature oak barrels and stainless steel, this single vineyard, single vintage, 100% Chardonnay is ready to drink now, but will age beautifully for those with patience.
The 2018 harvest, which has gone down in recent folklore of UK grape growing. A year when the stars aligned. A four-week window of exceptional weather around flowering helped create a bountiful crop (approx. 70% more than average) with exceptional level of ripeness. Who’d have bet on that in late February when we welcomed the Beast from the East?! The good weather persisted, through October, when the grapes were hand harvested. The whole bunches were gently pressed in the Coquard to preserve delicate fruit flavours and aromas. The juice was fermented in old French barrels and stored for nine months before bottling. The wine was then aged for 3.5 years on lees.