A unique one-off, personally blended by Gerard Fox, this is something of a love story of a wine. Gerard wanted to create a flavour profile that would capture the essence of all things Fox & Fox from all the grapes they grow. They tasted and tested the wine in January 2019 and, because they thought it was worth it: we left it for an extra year on lees compared with all our other 2014 wines.
The result is a wine that sings from the rooftops. Arias of flavour, cascades of refreshment.
Blend: Pinot noir 60 %, Chardonnay 20%, Pinot gris 20%
A Limited Edition, only 1018 bottles were made so if you want to try it, please buy now.
We’re especially delighted that Chairman’s Vat won Gold at the Sommelier Wine Awards 2020, on its very first awards outing.
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 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.
Number of bottles: 1,018 Limited Edition
Winemaking: Traditional Method Steel tank & Bottle Fermentation Un-filtered
Time on lees: 5 years
Disgorged: December 2019
Dosage: 8.5 g/L
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.