COATES & SEELY Reserve Brut Britagne

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

This keenly priced English sparkling wine is excellent – biscuity and alert, a worthy winner of a Best in Show trophy at the 2022 Decanter World Wine Awards, and a great festive aperitif that on value gives a lot of Champagnes a run for their money. Victoria Moore, The Daily Telegraph (Dec 2019)

*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles of wine (or 9 litre equivalent) or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits, Sweet Wine or Fortified (4.5 litres) to get the discounted 'case price' for each bottle.

We've been huge fans of this great producer for years now. From the chalky slopes of north Hampshire - this is a classically shaped fizz that hits higher highs than so many. Good weight - but cut well with crisp firm fruit - lovely cox apple and some white berries too all delivered with finesse and bright energy. A great alternative to Champagne - with similar stylistic leanings - but brilliantly British. 50% Pinot Noir; 40% chardonnay and 10% Pinot Meunier L&S (Nov 2019)

Coates & Seely gets tastier and tastier every year; the Brut NV is beautifully perfumed, with a waft of toasted panettone.Victoria Moore, The Daily Telegraph (Dec 2022)

The NV Brut Reserve has a Zen-like nose, one where I am seeking more intensity. Maybe this is a bit too subtle for its own good. The palate is taut and fresh on the entry, with Granny Smith apples and freshly squeezed lime, moderate complexity and a malic finish. This is a decent Brut Reserve that just needs a tad more pizzazz. Drinking range: 2020 - 2025 Rating: 87 Neal Martin, (Jul 2020)

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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