2014 vintage delivered very small crops of exceptional quality. Spring and summer were fine with reasonably moist soil, which typically leads to higher crop levels. However, cool windy and wet weather throughout December disrupted fruit set, resulting in tiny berry bunches. The remainder of the season brought wonderful weather, which allowed full flavour development whilst retaining good natural acidity at low to moderate Baumé (Sugar content). Wines from this vintage will be highly sought after, for their rarity and quality.
The grapes for our Blanc de Blancs were whole bunch pressed, wild fermented followed by full malo and tiraging in October 2014. 5 years aging on lees and a low dosage of less than 2 grams allows the voluptuous flavours of the fruit to shine through. All our sparkling wines are made in the traditional method with the Blanc de Blanc seeing a minimum of 5 years ageing in total before we will release it.
A mature and sophisticated sparkling wine with apple, lemon and notes of baking spices that flow into an extended rich and complex finish.
The classic match of foie gras on brioche would be perfect for the 2014 Blanc de Blancs. The richer, nuttier notes will develop as the wine matures making it the perfect match for scallops, roast chicken or Portobello mushrooms with thyme and garlic butter.