The 2014 growing season was sensational. Perfect flowering conditions followed by August rains and a warm September led to early ripening of a good crop in the coolness of early October.
The 2014 Element 20 departs from the usual blend of Bacchus and Chardonnay consisting of 35% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Gris and 30% Pinot Blanc. Fermented separately in one to five-year-old French oak barriques the wine was left on full lees for eleven months before bottling.
Complex, mature, elegant and stylish, this silky, rich, full bodied wine has a balancing acidity that will ensure that even further complexity is achieved in years to follow.
Harvest Dates Chardonnay 16th, Pinot Blanc 18th and Pinot Gris 23rd of October 2014
Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc grown in Essex and Pinot Gris in Surrey