This bottle fermented sparkling wine is made in the time honoured grower style. It has lifted fruit characters of strawberry, fig and red apple. Subtle characters of freshly baked bread and cream add to the wines complexity on the nose.
James Halliday: 93
The term grower style refers to a sparkling wine which has been made from a specific single vineyard. The wine has a distinctive personality and characters that genuinely reflect the area and the site it is grown on.
On release this Sparkling wine is displaying a pale yellow colour with subtle salmon hue. The wine has lifted fruit characters of strawberry, fig and red apple. Subtle characters of freshly baked bread and cream add to the wines complexity on the nose.
The palate is rich and complex with fruit characters of quince, figs, nuts and brioche. The wine has a medium weight with fine acid and a dry finish. The mousse is firm and persistent.
A solid fizz, with ample toasty detail buffering the sleek, high acid rims. A deft touch of oak, too. Highly refreshing and more an apero than a wine to cover all bases at the table. Granny smith apple and nashi pear, with a beautifully balanced dosed dryness, promoting an aura of juicy freshness. 93 points Ned Goodwin MW – Halliday Wine Companion 2020 Published August 2019