Blanc de Blancs £45.00
100% single estate Chardonnay from our original vineyard.
A delicate pale gold with silvery highlights, persistent bubbles giving an exceptional mousse. The bouquet is subtle with suggestions of honey and a brioche which will become more noticeable with ageing. A refreshing palate with crisp minerality, alongside citrus and white tropical fruits. A beautifully balanced finish that lingers on.
Drink now or age for three to four years.
The ideal apéritif. A great match for light canapés, shellfish or perfect with oysters.
Regional Trophy - Decanter World Wine Awards 2011
World’s Best Sparkling Wine - Decanter World Wine Awards 2010
Wine of the Year - UKVA Wine of the Year Competition 2002
Wine of the Year - South East Vineyards Competition 2004
Decanter World Wine Awards 2010, 2011
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011
Sommelier Wine Awards 2013
Chardonnay du Monde (France) 2010, 2011, 2013
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2007, 2009
Decanter World Wine Awards 2009, 2012, 2013
International Wine Challenge 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
UKVA Wine of the Year Competition 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013
Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2012
“Lemony, floral nose which is elegant, discreet, biscuit and youthful. Refined and refreshing on the palate, with lemon rind, vivacious acidity, minerality, precision of flavour and plenty of elan. Stunning."
Steven Spurrier, Decanter
“Cream, brioche, apple crumble, lemon sherbet, a little flint character. Pin-cushion mousse, really soft and refined with good core concentration and very lengthy finish. Light grassy herbaceous tones add a little complexity, and this has good potential for some years in bottle.”
“The pick of the bunch, a 100% Chardonnay that shows classic aromas of fresh-baked bread, citrus and white flowers. The acidity is incisive, but pleasantly balanced by the depth of the fruit and the dosage. The finish ends on a long note of pithy white grapefruit."
Natasha Hughes, Harpers Wine & Spirit
Wow! So much zing, so much complexity, I'm thrilled this is grown and made in Sussex. It's stellar fizz with brisk citrus flavours and world-class complexity."