This Pinot Noir and Meurnier blend is a great food wine, with a fuller body and lower citrus, from the chalk heavy soils on the edge of the Jurassic Coast.
Furleigh Estate Blanc de Noirs 2014
Region : United Kingdom > Dorset > Netherbury
Tasting Note :The colour is lemon gold with a fine stream of tiny bubbles. Floral aromas of white iris & peony marry stone fruit and cherry on the nose with the mildest touch of vanilla and hazelnut. The palate is fruit-driven with yellow peach, ripe quince and notes of medlar apple. Lingering citrus flavours alongside a lovely nutty, pistachio and almond finish.
Blend : 88% Pinot Noir and 12% Pinot Meunier.
Wine Making : Traditional method. This English sparkling wine is made entirely from the red grapes Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. It is rich, light, vivacious and incredibly fruity. After hand-picking, the grapes were whole bunched pressed to obtain the finest juice. Tirage took place after 9 months.
Ageing : The wine was left on its lees for at least 18 months, with a further 2 months in the bottle after dosage.
ABV : 12%
Drink With : Swordfish, fresh oysters or lobster, cold meats, seitan carpaccio with soy sauce or beef carpaccio.