Blanc de Noirs 2017
Calancombe Estate Blanc de Noirs 2017
Grape variety and tasting notes
Pinot Noir harvested from a single 1.98 ha plot (5800 vines).
This delicious sparkling wine, made in the traditional method, has a deep gold colour with long lasting fine bubbles. It has a lovely balance from its nose with hints of strawberries and citrus to its delicate long finish with touches of, cream, baked apple and gentle spices.
The hand-harvested grapes were gently whole bunch pressed to extract top quality juice which was fermented and aged in stainless steel for 7 months before bottling for its second fermentation. After ageing on its lees for 2 years the wine was disgorged with a light dosage of 3g/l.
It makes the perfect aperitif and a great accompaniment to canapés such as smoked salmon blinis and gougères.
Silver in Independant English Wine Awards 2020