An opulent expression of our cuvée style

Wiston Estate Cuvée 2015

A signature wine in the Wiston portfolio. Refreshing and fine, with fragrant notes of an English Orchard and impressive depth.

£40.00

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Notes

  • Blend 45% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Meunier
  • 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 Smoked haddock tart, roast chicken, shallot tart tatin
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A beautifully focused wine with fantastic ageing potential

Wiston Estate’s 2015 Cuvée has a filigree texture that retains our signature precision and elegance. A cacophony of nectarines, honey and brioche make this a real treat to sip away an evening with. It’s opulent style and focus allows for a gastronomic adventure too.
Fruit for this wine was picked in the warm October and November of 2015. 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. However, a heatwave in September pushed into October and the dry weather gave us a small crop of exceptionally ripe and healthy grapes. 

Our coquard basket press is brilliant for styles like this, allowing each variety to show boldly. Each of the varieties were fermented separately in aged Burgundy barrels. They were rested on lees until spring, then blended and fermented again in-bottle for a cool, slow three years. The first bottles were riddled and disgorged in 2020, and like all our wines, aged on cork to finish. 

 

 

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