COATES & SEELY LA PERFIDE
2009 Blanc de Blancs Brut Britagne
|Origin||United Kingdom, England|
|Classification||English Sparkling Wine|
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)
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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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