NV
The Bolney Estate
'Bolney Bubbly'
Brut
England

NV
The Bolney Estate
'Bolney Bubbly'
Brut
England

As its name suggests, Bolney Bubbly offers a relaxed, very accessible expression with this blend of Chardonnay and early-ripening Riesling cross Müller-Thurgau. The result is an appealing elderflower-scented character that captures perfectly the essence of English summer.

The Müller-Thurgau and Chardonnay were whole-bunch pressed and fermented in stainless steel
tanks for around 14 days prior to malolactic fermentation. A varietal yeast was used for the first ferment, then the 18-2007 Champagne yeast for the second (in bottle). The wine aged on the lees for 12 months. It was disgorged in March of 2016 and touched up with a 15 gram dosage.

Delightful floral and brioche notes combine with zesty citrus fruit, honeysuckle and elderflower. The palate carries forward bringing tropical notes of lychees and passion fruit to the front with a nice line of acid keeping the wine from being cloying.

  • Region: England - West Sussex
  • Varietal: 88% Müller Thurgau - 12% Chardonnay
  • Vintage: NV
  • Vineyard: Bolney Estate
  • Vine Age: 10 years old
  • Soil Type: Sandy Loam, Siltstone and Clay over Sandstone Bedrock
  • TA: 7 grams per liter
  • Residual Sugar: 15 grams per liter
  • Alcohol: 12.6%
  • Oak: None - Stainless Steel
  • Production: 600 cases
Winery & Regional Information
WEST SUSSEX

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

WEST SUSSEX

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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