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Please note the wine is available for collection only from our shops. L&S (Jun 2017)
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The 2009 La Perfide Blanc de Blancs is a sparkling wine that I have tasted two or three times previously, but now it seems to be drinking better than ever. From chalky Hampshire soils and with five years sur latte, it has a fragrant bouquet of white peach, honeysuckle and citrus aromas that blossom in the glass. The palate is beautifully balanced, and while I do not wish to make comparisons, this is one English sparkling wine that is very Champagne-like in style. Displaying perfect acidity and fleeting glimpses of peach and passion fruit, it retains outstanding tension from start to finish. This Perfide is just beginning to show what it is capable of. Drinking range: 2020 - 2032 Rating: 92 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Jul 2020)
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, www.vinous.com (Jun 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)
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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