The Bolney Estate
Blanc de Blancs
The Blanc de Blancs is emerging as a particular strength of the rapidly evolving English wine category and Bolney’s expression is a compelling example of the star quality that Chardonnay can achieve in this corner of the wine growing world.
The Chardonnay is carefully harvested and left to cold soak for 48 hours, helping to preserve the natural acid and maintain proper sugar levels. Primary fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks with full malolactic fermentation being carried out naturally in the spring. The base wine is then bottled and secondary fermentation is carried out in bottle while resting on the lees for 30 months. The wine was disgorged in January of 2016 and finished with a ten grams dosage.
Seriously sophisticated, traditional method vintage sparkling wine. Aromas of light cherry, baked apples and toasted brioche escape the glass. It is direct, and well balanced with great precision of flavors echoing the nose. The finish is long and with a round mouthfeel.
- Region: England - Sussex
- Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
- Vintage: 2010
- Vineyard: The Bolney Estate
- Vine Age: Average: 10 years old
- Soil Type: Sandy Loam, Siltstone and Clay over Sandstone Bedrock
- TA: 7.4 grams per liter
- Residual Sugar: 10.6 grams per liter
- Alcohol: 12%
- Oak: None - Stainless Steel
- Production: 666 cases produced
West Sussex is bordered by Hampshire to the west, Surrey to the north and East Sussex to the east. The English Channel lies to the south. The area has been formed from Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous rock strata, part of the Weald–Artois Anticline. The eastern part of this ridge, the Weald of Kent, Sussex and Surrey has been greatly... Learn More »
THE BOLNEY ESTATE
Hidden in the heart of rural Sussex, one of Britain’s most beautiful southern counties, lies Bolney Wine Estate, a vineyard which carries on the tradition brought to Britain by the Romans nearly 2,000 years ago. This esteemed property is situated on a hill which was part of the Butting Hill One Hundred, listed in the Domesday Book in 1086, as the first official land survey of what is now the United Kingdom. Learn More »
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