Hattingley Valley

NV Classic Reserve

BLEND | 45% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier

VINEYARDS | Sourced from vineyards across the South of England, mainly chalk with clay topsoil.

WINEMAKING | After the grapes were harvested and sorted, 15% of the total blend was barrel fermented in three and four year white Burgundy barrels with partial malolactic conversion. The base wine (2017 vintage) spent 8 months on its fermentation lees, with no stirring or addition of sulphur dioxide and occasional topping up. Final blending with 37% reserve wine was done and spent 4 years aging on its lees before disgorgement. Dosage: 3g/l

PRESS | 92 DEC & 92 WE

“A subtle hint of heady vanilla suggests the use of oak before ripe citrus notes take over on the nose. The palate then bursts open with generous notions of green and yellow apple and tapers towards a pure, lasting and serene note of lemon freshness. All this happens against a lovely backdrop of yeasty richness, still informed by that vanilla note. Lovely, balanced and moreish, it has a dry and lasting finish.” - Anne Krebiehl, MW