Made from 100% barrel-fermented Pinot Noir and aged on its lees for 5 years, with a further year in cellar before release. Presented in its own black and gold gift box, this very special, limited edition Blanc de Noirs 2010 is a new favourite of ours. Coming from a benchmark year at Wiston, this rich and complex single vineyard wine is brimming with nectarines, strawberries and rhubarb, overlayed with delicious brioche, toasted hazelnut and savoury mineral notes. With its persistent stream of tiny bubbles and a long, fruit-laden finish, we’re very excited about this new release which has just been awarded 3 separate trophies in the WineGB Awards 2018: Most Outstanding Blanc de Noirs, Top Sparkling Wine 2018 and best of all, Supreme Champion 2018. We couldn’t be prouder!
“Tangy, focused and complex, this is fine, bready and long, with subtle red fruits and a mouth-watering finish.” Tim Atkin MW Three Wine Men, May 2018
“This makes every bit of me tingle. Bring me a slice of champion cheese and I’m in heaven!” Olly Smith Three Wine Men, May 2018
“Cream, dairy, honey and ripe apple with a touch of spice – this is full of flavour and substance with delicious maturity shoeing on the finish – mushroom, forest floor and cereal. Still going strong, and should age for many more years.” Richard Hemming MW, Purple Pages of JancisRobinson.com
“This rich, complex single-vineyard wine has aromas of apple and hints of strawberries, rhubarb and nectarines on the palate, along with brioche and nutty influences, with a return to fruitiness for the elegant finish. Made from barrel-fermented pinot noir, with unceasing fine bubbles, you know you’re drinking something very special right from the first sip. And yet this is their first ever vintage blanc de noirs. Don’t hang around though – only 3,000 bottles were made by this family-owned South Downs vineyard.” Kate Hilpern, The Independent May 2018
“What is there not to love about this wine? The stunning black and gold label oozes opulence, matching the amber gold nectar that sits inside the bottle waiting patiently for release.
The bubbles on this are fine and so very persistent, lifting the elegant aromas of toasted hazelnut, lemon zest with hints of fresh red berries and wild strawberries.
To taste, this wine is a masterclass in balance. It’s refined and demure like a vintage Grand Marques Champagne, paired with that driving English acidity that gives the wine huge presence and freshness.
[…] this may just be [Dermot’s] best wine to date, especially in the eyes of lovers of Pinot-based sparkling wines. A must try!” John Mobbs Great British Wine December 2017