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Wiston Estate Cuvéetext

Wiston Estate Cuvée 2015

EnglandThe Goring family have farmed the chalky Wiston Estate on the South Downs for 275+ years. This single vineyard wine blends 45% pinot noir, 33% chardonnay, and 22% pinot meunier, each fermented separately in aged barrels, with no MLF, before heading to bottle and a minimum 3 years' rest on lees. This bottle was disgorged April 2021 with 8 g/L. There's a cloud of oxidation hanging over this expansive fizz, with tight and nervy lemon up against baked red apple, ripe pear, buttery toasted brioche. There's a disconnect here that isn't quite resolved, though partnering with something in a pastry crust should assist.Tasted: 12 April 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
UK$42.00750mlUK (GBP)
Producer: Wiston EstateBlend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay - Pinot Meunier