2014 Blanc de Blancs
A blend of two Chardonnay parcels, both south-facing sites managed by Hattingley. One is on solid chalk with a shallow flinty loam topsoil and about 70 metres above the sea level, and the other on solid chalk with a flinty clay topsoil about 30cm deep and 160 metres above sea level.
Handpicked grapes which are gently whole-bunch pressed. The juice was fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks with a small proportion (13%) barrel-fermented in old oak barrels. A partial malolactic fermentation was carried out for this vintage to give roundness to balance the crisp acidity.
TASTING NOTES |
Pale golden colour with a subtle green hue and persistent soft mousse, this Blanc de Blancs has vibrant citrus and green apple aromas layered with honey, nuts and hints of marzipan. The palate is beautifully balanced with refreshing crisp acidity and wonderfully integrated oak, that gives way to a creamy mouthfeel and long, complex finish.
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