Planted in 1972, formerly the most northerly vineyard in the world. Located in a three sided walled garden that has a radiating effect on the vines and raises average temperatures by approximately 1 deg C. The majority of the vines are pruned to guyot single and double depending on the strength of growth of the individual vine.The layout of the vineyard is slightly northerly to suit the layout of the land.The vineyard is tended to entirely by hand.
The picked fruit is then taken directly to the winery and pressed that day.
Seyval Blanc/Pinot Noir.
Following the press, the juice is allowed to stand for 24 hours before being racked off.After racking inoculation takes place with yeast and a MLF bacteria to increase, the yeast is designed to aid the varietal characteristics, whilst the MLF softens the acids from malic to lactic bacteria.
During March the year after harvest the wines are put through secondary fermentation (traditional method), followed by 18 months on its lees.
It has fine small bubbles and light mousse with a light straw hue Aroma – hints of lemon zest, apple, elderflower and citrus fruits. And on the palate yummy lemon pie, fresh apple, biscuit, custard cream, doughnut, cream, and beautifully balanced.
Drinking well now and will improve for a further 10 years.
ABV 12 %
Perfect with a wide selection of savoury canapés and h’ors d’oeuvres