2016 Brut

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Seyval Blanc, Pinot Noir

Green apples, pears and citrus with apple crumble and a touch of honey produces a lingering zesty finish.

“An excellent English Sparkler, well worth seeking out”

SILVER Award winner in the 2019 IEWA and BRONZE Award winner in the 2019 DWWA

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Description

Traditional Method

Varieties: Seyval Blanc and Pinot Noir

75cl bottle

ABV: 12%

Notes on the Vintage

As 2016 was a warmer year, we made a conscious decision to drop the dosage to 4g, leaving pristinely balanced acidity and a textured feel in the mouth like a fine mousse. For comparison traditional champagne will have a 10-12g dosage.

This vintage was a change of direction for us. We aimed for maturity by giving it just over two years “on the lees”, or the secondary fermentation process one bottled, which produces the “yeasty” or “bready” flavours- putting the crumble in apple crumble! We coupled this with less intervention than we’ve enlisted in the production of our previous vintages….We think it has worked!

Silver award winner in the 2019 Independent English Wine Awards.
Bronze award winner in the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards.

Our wines are made and bottled by Steve Brookbank nearby in Shepton Mallet, Somerset.