2016 Vintage Brut

Our 2016 reflects the natural energy and purity of our North Downs vineyard, the white chalk seam that sits below our vines acting as nature’s best filter, removing any impurities creating a wine that is very soft and clean with a lovely smooth finish.

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Tasting Notes

Laura Evans, our resident Master of Wine

Pale straw in colour from the increased amount of Chardonnay with a distinct, fine mousse. Lovely orchard fruits: baked pears with a hint of spice and creaminess on the nose. On the palette it has an abundance of rich, ripe fruit complemented by a hint of brioche and a wonderful, soft mouth feel.

A concentrated full flavour wine, with not too much acidity makes it perfect to pair with a meaty white fish, like monkfish; for the cheese lover: a ripe camembert.

Brut 2016

Reasonably early bud burst, but wet June and July which meant yields were below average. Then the sun came out and August to October were really warm, with harvest mid-October, which will give a similar wine to our 2011 vintage, with expressive fruit and a lovely rich Chardonnay

Grape Variety

43% Chardonnay, 34% Pinot Noir, 23% Pinot Meunier

Alcohol

12%

Dosage

8g/l

Lees ageing

48 months

Disgorged

January 2021, 3 months on the cork

Attributes

MALOLACTIC

100%

Processing

Whole bunch pressed and naturally settled for 24-36 hours

FERMENTATION

First in stainless steel tanks, second in bottle with champagne yeast

VEGAN / VEGETARIAN

Yes/Yes

Buy Brut 2016 Vintage Reserve

A real intensity of fruit with crisp orchard apples and pears, complemented by some light brioche notes and the characteristic long Squerryes finish

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