PL Award 1: Silver - IWSC 2016 PL Award 2: SILVER - DWWA 2016
PL Award 3: Silver - IWC 2016
Country: United Kingdom Region: Southern England Vintage: 2013
Category: Sparkling White Color: White
Producer: Hattingley Valley
Product Features: Sustainable;Vegan;Vegetarian
Winemaker: Emma Rice
Established in 2008, Hattingley Valley planted its first 11 hectare south-facing site with Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir. Situated on clay loam over chalk bedrock with extensive canopy management throughout the season, it provides excellent growing conditions to produce high quality, hand picked fruit.
After the grapes were harvested and sorted, 25% of the total blend was barrel fermented in three and four year old white Burgundy and Bordeaux barrels, giving the wine a lovely texture and richness. The wine then spent eight months on its fermentation lees, with no stirring or addition of sulphur dioxide and occasional topping up. Final blending was done and the wine then spent 13 months ageing on its lees.
The 2013 has a fine bubble and pale, delicate gold colour. The well-developed nose shows a hint of toasty brioche and some subtle oak character. Crisp acidity on the palate is elegantly balanced with medium body and a touch of sweetness.
Closure: DIAM Cork ABV:12% Acidity [g/l]: 8.3