- Blend 60% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot Meunier
- Vintage 2009
- 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. 2010
- 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 Roast pork and apple, hazelnut torte, Sussex Charmer cheese.
A SIGNIFICANT VINTAGE FOR CELEBRATING
Wiston’s second ever vintage – when tasted, it is astonishing how youthful this wine continues to show. It opens with enticing notes of fragrant English orchard fruits, white chocolate, nougat, toasted hazelnuts and brioche. There is an impressive depth and complexity, whilst retaining our signature precision and elegance. On the finish there is a delightful creaminess, which makes you want to go back for more. Drinking exceptionally now, it also continues to have great ageing potential. A truly special wine which will elevate and enhance any special occasion.
The 2009 growing season was an ideal growing season, beginning with very little spring frosts. The warm weather continued throughout flowering and the rest of the summer, with just enough rain at the right times. This warm, dry weather continued through to harvest resulting in an excellent, perfectly ripe, abundant crop with balanced acidity. Harvest took place by hand over 2 weeks from 18th-28th October 2009.
Our traditional Coquard basket press, the first of its kind in the UK, allows extremely gentle pressing. With each variety picked at optimal ripeness, fermentation was carried out in a range of young and old Burgundy barrels, as well as stainless steel, and without malolactic fermentation. Bottling and ‘tirage’ in magnum was carried out in July 2010, with the wine then allowed to age in our cellars for a remarkable thirteen years. The first magnums were riddled and disgorged in June 2020, and aged on cork for a further 18 months before release. Awarded Gold Medals in the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018, The Drinks Business Global Sparkling Masters 2018 and the Independent English Wine Awards 2019.