Wiston Blanc de Noirs 2014

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Country: England

Region: Sussex

Type: Sparkling

Producer: Dermot Sugrue

Grape:66% Pinot Noir, 34% Pinot Meunier

Bottle Size: 75cl

Vintage: 2014

Alcohol: 12%

The fruit from the 2014 harvest was of exceptional quality and the resulting wine has evolved into an excellent example of Blanc de Noir, abundant with complex character and intensity of flavour. The result is a wonderful example of Blanc de Noir, abundant with complex character and intensity of flavour. Aromas of lemon cake and macadamia nut deliver an inviting a sense of opulence. A round and weighty texture on the palate, abound with notes of rhubarb, dried orange and greengage. Further finesse shows through on the long finish, with hints of Himalayan pink salt and electric freshness, a subtle note of sweetness of Braeburn apple. Undeniable potential to age further.

Nestled in the heart of England’s rolling South Downs in West Sussex, the beautiful Wiston Estate has been in the hands of the Goring family since 1743 and is presided over today by Harry and Pip Goring. The estate is managed by their son Richard and both he and his wife, Kirsty, are now involved in the day to day running of the vineyard and winery.

It was Pip’s long-held belief that the estate held the potential to grow high quality grapes and in 2006 her dream came to fruition when Wiston’s 6.5ha vineyard was planted on a south/south-east-facing escarpment of pure chalk, like the renowned Côte des Blancs in Champagne. Under the guidance of winemaker Dermot Sugrue with a strict philosophy of sustainability, the tight-knit team produces award-winning sparkling wines of exceptional purity and finesse from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

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