NV
Harrow & Hope
Brut Reserve
England

NV
Harrow & Hope
Brut Reserve
England

The ‘signature’ blend has been created from all three classic grape varieties, led by the pure fruit and texture of Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier and well supported by the finesse of Chardonnay. This the 3rd Edition bottling, dominated by the very warm and ripe year of 2014, with a small addition of reserve wines aged in oak barriques for added spice and complexity. The grapes are handpicked and whole bunch pressed primarily to tank (75%) and the rest to older French barrique (25%) for primary fermentation. After four months of aging the selection of lots is made and racked to a blending tank to settle and a 20% addition of older reserve wine from barrel is added. The wine is bottled and secondary fermentation is carried out. After 30 months on lees it is disgorged and topped with an eight-gram dosage. The wine is further aged for six months under cork mellowing it out.

Very bright lemon yellow in color. The nose is big on fruit character and driven by the dominant Pinot Noir in the blend. As the first wave of aroma subsides you start to see the yeast character coming through which then follows through to the palate adding extra complexity and toasty richness.
The Pinot gives the wine its lovely structure and lingering flavor, whilst the Chardonnay helps add finesse and the fresh citrus and mineral finish.

  • Region: England - Buckinghamshire
  • Varietal: 40% Chardonnay - 40% Pinot Noir - 20% Pinot Meunier
  • Vintage: NV (2014 based)
  • Vineyard: Harrow & Hope Estate Vineyard
  • Vine Age: 4 years old
  • Viticulture: Lutte Raisonée
  • Soil Type: Heavy Gravel & Shale over Chalk
  • TA: 8.6 grams per liter
  • Residual Sugar: 8 grams
  • Oak: 4 months in stainless steel (75%) & neutral barrique (25%) (2014 base) in addition to 20% reserve wine from barrique
  • Production: 1,000 cases
Winery & Regional Information
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

Buckinghamshire is one of the home counties and towns such as High Wycombe, Amersham, Chesham and the Chalfonts in the east and southeast of the county are parts of the London commuter belt, forming some of the most densely populated parts of the county. Development in this region is restricted by the Metropolitan Green Belt. Other large settlements include the... Learn More »

HARROW & HOPE

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

Harrow & Hope is truly a labor of love.  A very small, family team with a belief that – with hard work and good fortune – the flint laden slopes of Marlow will yield a sparkling wine to rival the world’s greatest.  Henry and Kaye Laithwaite have literally poured their lives into this hope and making it reality. Learn More »

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