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2015 Blanc de Blancs, Wiston Estate
Producer: Dermot Sugrue
Grape: 100% Chardonnay
Bottle Size: 75cl
Selected from the chalkiest and steepest part of Wiston’s vineyard, Blanc de Blancs 2015 is elegant and complex, with notes of tangerine, honeydew melon, honeysuckle and brioche. Aged in 50% mature Burgundy oak barrels and 50% stainless steel, this single vineyard, single vintage, single varietal Blanc de Blancs is perfect for immediate drinking and will also cellar beautifully.
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.
"From chalk soils on the South Downs, this is Chardonnay grown on the steepest part of the vineyard. Base wine is half in barrel, half stainless steel. Dosage is 8 g/l, disgorged in September 2019. This is linear and fine, with a powerful core of citrus fruit. It’s pristine and very linear with high acidity, but this acidity is well integrated. The fruit is so linear and pure with amazing focus. Great concentration to this wine, which is one of England’s finest." Jamie Goode, WineAnorak.com 15th April 2020
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.