This so carefully selected blend of Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Pinot gris has a lovely fragrance and a freshness that delivers a real sense of pristine orchard fruit flavours underpinned by citrus zest and hints of brioche. The longer lees aging has given it a gentle weight so that it fills the mouth with creamy bubbles and eddies of entrancing flavours.
Grape: Pinot noir 60 %, Chardonnay 20%, Pinot gris 20%
Number of bottles: 1,018 Limited Edition
Winemaking: Traditional Method Steel tank & Bottle Fermentation Un-filtered
Time on lees: 5 years
Disgorged: December 2019
Clones: Dijon/Burgundy clones selected for flavour & Champagne clones for structure.
Soil: Clay loam and greensand over sandstone with Ironstone shale beds
Aspect: Almost due south Slope 5% even slope
Microclimate: Sheltered, especially from westerly weather systems by the bulk of Crowborough Hill (highest point in East Sussex)
Awards: January 2019 sample: IEWA 2019 Silver.