Hambledon Classic Cuvée

£30.00 Inc. VAT

TASTING NOTE: Fresh sourdough, magnolia and lily scents mingle
with a hint of smoke over a core of greengage, red plums and dessert
apples. The Palate is vivid, almost vibrantly crunchy with precise,
structured yet ripe acidity. It is linear, dense and long with momentum
and power that bodes well for the future. This wine has energy and
latent tension that will unfold to reveal layers of floral and stone fruit
aromas and a rich palate with great length.

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ASSEMBLAGE:
BLEND: 56% Chardonnay, 27% Pinot Noir,17 % Pinot Meunier, from
the 2016 harvest with tank-aged reserve wines added (20%)
DOSAGE: 4.5g/l

VINIFICATION:
All the grapes were pre-selected and handpicked from our own
private estate. A second selection took place in the winery prior
to pressing to ensure only the most mature grapes were used.
Repeated tasting during pressing resulted in a low yield extraction:
we sacrificed volume to maximize quality.

A slow-temperature controlled fermentation took place in stainless
steel tanks at about 18°C, with around 6% of the wines fermented in
specially selected French oak barrels to add complexity and structure.
Malolactic fermentation took place to soften the minerality. Finally,
we left the wines resting for six months on fine lees before blending
them with our reserve wines before bottling.

AGEING: 35 months on the lees minimum. Bottling June 2017.

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