The grapes for this award winning English sparkling wine were harvested by Langham Estate in October 2017 and gently pressed, whole bunch. Made using the classic sparkling grape trio of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, Culver has a higher proportion of Pinot Noir giving the wine more of then red fruit flavours you would expect.
Press fractions were carefully separated and left to naturally settle for 24 hours. Primary fermentation took place in a combination of stainless-steel tanks and aged oak barrels, followed by complete malolactic fermentation.
Following 7 months of élevage, the final blend was bottled and left to age on lees for a minimum of 18 months. At disgorgement the wine received 2.5 g/l dosage and was aged for a further 3 to 6 months under cork.
This has produced a sparkling wine with a pale gold colour with a stream of fine bubbles. On the nose there are aromas of red apple, plum, strawberry yoghurt and toasted brown bread.
On the palate there is a fine mousse with orchard and stone fruit flavours, zesty acidity and a nice salinity with a long finish. The wine is both fresh and complex.
'A sophisticated and complex example with flavours of toast, biscuit and macadamia nut brightened with fresh lemon and sour apple notes. Classic with a rich mousse.'
Langham Wine Estate pride themselves in crafting English sparkling wines using only grapes grown in their Dorset vineyard.
They take a low-intervention approach to both grape growing and wine production, minimising their environmental impact wherever possible. None of their award winning English wines are fined or filtered, making them vegan and vegetarian friendly.
Take a look at our full range of wines from Langham Wine Estate.