2010
Digby
'Reserve'
Brut
England

2010
Digby
'Reserve'
Brut
England

This is the wine that put Digby on the may as one of the great wines not just of England but of the world as well. The prior vintage was named 'Best English Sparkling Wine' at the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships. This wine has an incredible amount of depth and complexity, not surprising given its five years on the lees in bottle!!!

2010 marks the first year that production of sparkling wine eclipsed its still counterparts in England. The vintage was long and cool marked by lower than average ripeness levels but very layered flavors in Chardonnay in particular.

Being Chardonnay based, this wine yearns for air and additional time in bottle. Fermented entirely in stainless steel and with two-thirds of the wine completing malolactic fermentation, this wine has a generous amount of breadth and depth. After assemblage the wine is laid to rest for 60 months in bottle on the lees and was disgorged in February, 2016. It was touched with an eight gram dosage just calming the ripping acid a bit.

Pale gold. Notes of red currant, white peach and granny smith apples leap. The palate continues with rich almondy brioche character and a baked apple quality. The finish is long, persistent and very mineral driven.

  • Region: England - Sussex
  • Varietal: 65% Chardonnay - 18% Pinot Noir - 17% Pinot Meunier
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Vineyard: North & South Downs of Kent, Sussex & Hampshire
  • Vine Age: Average: 9 years old
  • Soil Type: Predominantly Chalk & Clay over Greensand
  • TA: 10.4 grams per liter
  • Residual Sugar: 8 grams per liter
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Oak: None - Stainless Steel
  • Production: 3,300 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 »

DIGBY FINE ENGLISH

WEST SUSSEX

Applying the negoçiant model to English sparkling wine, Digby co-founders Trevor Clough and Jason Humphries have brought together the very best raw materials, expertise and vision to create this modern British luxury brand. The house’s charismatic, boundary pushing outlook is a fitting testament to the man who inspired its name, Sir Kenelm Digby. This 17th century English philosopher, theologian, pirate and writer extended his talents to inventing the modern wine bottle. Learn More »

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