WISTON ESTATE

Blanc de Blancs Brut

IN STOCK
Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin United Kingdom, England
ABV 12%

The NV Blanc de Blancs has a superb bouquet: vibrant and quite stony with plenty of dew-speckled Granny Smith apples. The palate is very crisp with superb tension, fleet of foot with a brisk, racy citrus-driven finish. What a thrilling, live-wire sparkling Chardonnay from Wiston. You almost crave to sip this by the sea with a huge plate of freshly shucked oysters. Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Feb 2022)

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

Delightfully fresh, elegant and complete with great finesse and a long finish. Perfect with seafood or cheese, thanks to its clean acidity.
Gold Medal in the WineGB Awards 2019
Gold Medal in the Independent English Wine Awards 2018 (IEWA)
Winemaker's notes (Jan 2022)

Wiston Estate

The beautiful family-run Wiston Estate is nestled in the heart of England鈥檚 rolling South Downs in West Sussex. The vineyard lies on an exceptional, south-facing chalk escarpment similar to Champagne, and planted to the classic grape varieties Chardonnay,Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Employing time-honoured methods, Wiston produces sparkling wines of exceptional finesse and quality.

Wiston Estate has been in the hands of the Goring family since 1743 and is presided over today by Harry and Pip Goring. The estate is managed by their son Richard and both he and his wife, Kirsty, are now involved in the day to day running of the vineyard and winery. It was Pip鈥檚 long-held conviction that the estate held the potential to grow high quality grapes. The 16-acre vineyard, planted in 2006, was the fruit of her dream and tenacity. Wiston Estate is a family venture, small in scale, impressive in aspiration and unrelenting in pursuit of quality. Under the aegis of award-winning winemaker Dermot Sugrue, the tight-knit team spares no effort in the vineyard or winery.

As part of a larger agricultural estate with the utmost respect for nature, Wiston鈥檚 vineyard is run according to a strict philosophy of sustainability. The team鈥檚 pioneering efforts include the installation of solar panels at the winery as a source of renewable energy. Similarly their use of a Boisselet cultivator allows them to manage root and weed growth by returning them gently to the soil, rather than resorting to 鈥榪uick fix鈥 chemical herbicides and synthetic fertilisers.

The vineyard is planted on an escarpment of pure chalk, similar to the renowned 'C么te des Blancs' in Champagne. Wiston Estate鈥檚 vintage wines are picked by hand and gently pressed in England鈥檚 only traditional Coquard press, one of the few outside France鈥檚 Champagne region. The tiny yields (15 hl per hectare) are critical to Wiston Estate鈥檚 purity, focus and elegance, and their aspiration to create a new benchmark for English sparkling wine.

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