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2015 Estate Cuvee, Wiston Estate
Producer: Dermot Sugrue
Grape: 45% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay, 22% Pinot Meunier
Bottle Size: 75cl
Refreshing and fine, with fragrant notes of an English Orchard, nectarines, honey and brioche, Wiston Estate Cuvée 2015 displays an opulent expression of Wiston’s Cuvée style. With impressive depth, its filigree texture retains Wiston’s signature precision and elegance, that gives more than a nod to French bone structure. A beautifully focused wine with fantastic potential to age, comprising a blend of 45% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 22% Pinot Meunier.
"Bravo to Wiston (and all the other producers who do it) for putting the disgorgement date and dosage on the back label. Golden colour. Fine sparse bead but very tight and sharp. Very toasty nose. The barrel ageing has made a huge impact on this wine, nose and palate. It’s rich and spicy, deeply golden in flavour, grilled brioche, golden peaches, satsumas and saffron. It rolls across the tongue like trumpet and drum, silvery notes slipping through old gold, intent, piercing. A very, very sophisticated sparkling wine. Good Value Drink 2020 – 2027." Tamlyn Currin
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.