2009 Blanc de Blancs Brut Britagne

Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin United Kingdom, England
Classification English Sparkling Wine
ABV 12%

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L&S (Apr 2019)

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The 2009 La Perfide Blanc de Blancs was sent to me by Christian Seely when he was visiting his vineyard Hampshire. "It is 100% Chardonnay," he told me, "and grown on chalk with five years sur latte. Obviously I chose the name in reference to the traditional French idea of us as Albion La Perfide." Displaying greenish tints in the glass, it offers vibrant scents of dew-speckled Granny Smith apples that a quite Zen-like in style, what they might lack in complexity compensated by intensity. The palate has an intense, green apple opening that segues into a citric middle. It is a well-crafted Blanc de Blancs for sure that some might find a little shrill on its own, although splash this with some fresh oysters and it will sing. This comes highly recommended. Drinking range: 2017 - 2027 Rating: 91 Neal Martin, 2017)

Very full and harmonious palate with vibrant citrus fruit and a lifted, elegant yeasty note on the finish. The wine is beautifully balanced and open, with excellent concentration. A bold, powerful example that is maturing nicely. Drinking range: 2016 - 2020 Rating: 92 Decanter Magazine(Jul 2016)

Both the Perfide wines are from the 2009 vintage. Coates & Seely usually make non-vintage fizz. In their first vintage – it seems hard to believe that 2009 was C&S’s first vintage, now they have become such an established player on the English wine stage, but it was – they also set aside some of the better wine with the intention of ageing it to make vintage wines and these are the results. The white blanc de blancs is the triumph of this new pair – intensely toasty with a lemon and green apple sharpness quickening through it. Victoria Moore, The Daily Telegraph(Jul 2015)

Coates & Seely

Coates and Seely is the brainchild of Christian Seely and Nicholas Coates. The pair spent a year scouring Southern England for the ideal place to make excellent sparkling wine. In 2008 they found the Wooldings, tucked away in a secluded valley near Whitchurch, on the chalk downlands of Hampshire. “Near Winchester. Actually it’s closer to Basingstoke but Winchester sounds more romantic” says Seely jovially.

The vineyards now total 24 hectares, and are planted with the Champagne varieties Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. They refurbished the original buildings, importing first-class winery equipment for winemaker Ryan Carter. Unlike most UK sparkling wine producers Coates & Seely are concentrating on Non Vintage wines - The Rosé was the first release; Blanc de Blancs then followed and in July 2015 their first vintage wines were released the Perfide Blanc de Blanc & Perfide Rosé 2009. All the wines carry the terms Méthode Britannique, and Britagne (pronounced Brit~an~ye) on the label, a testament to the quality and individuality of sparkling wines here that will at least rival their French neighbours!

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