Crushed & Cured
Hattingley Valley, Blanc de Blancs, 2015
Pale golden in colour, with a soft persistent mousse, this Blanc de Blancs has the fragrant aromas of blossom, violets and lemon zest on the nose, layered with notes of brioche and fresh apple pastries. These aromas continue on the palate, adding, candied lemon, caramel and honeycomb. Perfectly balanced, this wine has a crisp acidity and wonderfully creamy texture from oak ageing; that gives way to a long and complex finish.
The Chardonnay grapes were handpicked and gently whole-bunch-pressed. Approximately 11% of the total blend was fermented in old Burgundy barrels and partial malolactic fermentation took place to provide a round and creamy texture. The wine spent eight months in tank and barrel before undergoing secondary fermentation and seven years of ageing in bottle to soften the acidity and gain its signature lees-aged character. Disgorged in March 2023, the wine spent a further three months on cork before release.
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Producer: Hattingley Valley