2015
The Bolney Estate
Blanc de Noirs
Brut
England

2015
The Bolney Estate
Blanc de Noirs
Brut
England

2015 was a really powerful vintage with very ripe grapes. The grapes were hand-harvested in late-September and sorted at the winery. They were whole bunch pressed together directly to tank for primary fermentation and full malolactic fermentation. After a couple months to settle, the wine was bottled and secondary fermentation ensued in bottle. After 18 months on lees the wines were disgorged in August 2017. They were topped with a 6 g/L dosage to enhance the bright, red fruit flavors and aromas. A further six-months of aging under cork transpired for the wine to soften.

It has a beautiful nose of lemon meringue and summer berries, with hints of savory mushroom and nougat too. In the mouth there's a pretty, spicy complexity that invigorates the plush stone fruit, lemon and baked apple flavors. The acidity is relatively soft for an English sparkler, and well-integrated.

  • Region: England - West Sussex
  • Varietal: 95% Pinot Noir - 5% Pinot Meunier
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Vineyard: The Bolney Estate Vineyard
  • Vine Age: 20 years old
  • Soil Type: Sandy Loam, Siltstone and Clay over Sandstone Bedrock
  • TA: 6.9 grams per liter
  • Residual Sugar: 6 grams per liter
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Oak: None - 2 months in stainless steel
  • Production: 750 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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