The Grange, Hampshire, CLASSIC

Dry english sparkling wine (case of six)

£180.00

A pale silvery straw colour with a lively streams of fine bubbles, this elegant, refreshing wine will give every occasion a well-deserved shot in the arm: for celebrating anytime.

39 in stock

SKU: GEW-NVC-SIX Category:

The second wine to be released from our Burge's Field vineyard.

Hand-picked and bunch pressed in mid-October, at the end of the long hot summer of 2014, the juice was fermented in concrete eggs and stainless steel tanks by the team at Coates & Seely. Using some malolactic fermentation to further soften the gentle acidity the base wines were then tasted and blended in a ratio of 38.5% Chardonnay, 44% Pinot Meunier and 17.5% Pinot Noir. Secondary fermentation in bottle was followed by 38 months ageing on lees before the wine was disgorged in June 2018 and dosed at 7g/l.

We look forward to building on this delicious foundation.

A pale, silvery straw with fine, energetic mousse.

Plentiful fruit on the nose with a gently floral edge, underlain by a creamy autolytic character.

Light, refined and extremely refreshing on the palate with vibrant fruit followed by a long, fine finish with biscuity notes and a hint of English citrus.

We drink the CLASSIC as an aperitif and enjoy it with:

  • fine, buttery slices of iberico ham
  • rich, smoked fish
  • oysters
  • ROKA cheese crispies!

Pale with lovely fine mousse. On the nose rich, biscuity fruit, some crème pâtissière and creamy, grilled notes, a distant hint of brioche too, lightly floral. On the palate very light and fresh with vibrant white fruits, white flowers, less grilled than the nose implies and then autolysis / bready characters come through on the finish. Fine and racy, fresh with notes of citrus behind, very exciting on finish, with a lovely bone dry feel.

A superb debut.

Nicola Arcedeckne-Butler MW