The grapes for this English Sparkling wine come from the Langham vineyard in Dorset. They were picked in October 2018 and gently pressed, whole bunch. This is made from the classic trio of sparkling wine grapes Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, but with a higher proportion of Chardonnay.
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 14 months. At disgorgement the wine received 1.5 g/L dosage and was aged for a minimum of 3 months under cork.
The nose is clean and pronounced with complex layers. Gala apple and pear aromas are strongly backed up with
toasted brioche and butter. There is a delicate hint of cut grass and hay which is an appealing undertone.
The palate shows complex layers of orchard fruit with lemon pith and a citrus acidity that carries the finish on this wine. A welcome touch of salinity and freshly baked brown bread, and butter add more dimensions to this wine.
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.
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