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Sparkling

OTHER SPARKLING WINES

Whilst the Champagne region is pre-eminent in sparkling wine production, other areas and countries are capable of producing excellent sparkling wines too.

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  • Charles Pelletier “Cuvée Rosé”, Grande Réserve, Brut NV., France, 11.5% vol, 75cl

    Charles Pelletier “Cuvée Rosé”, Grande Réserve, Brut NV., France, 11.5% vol, 75cl

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    Pelletier sparkling wines are made by the renowned Crémant de Bourgogne house of Veuve-Ambal that dates back to 1898.  Originally based in Rully, today the wines are made in Veuve-Ambal’s state-of-the-art winery situated just off the A6 motorway near Beaune.

     

    This lovely pink Méthode Traditionnelle  sparkler used to be made from Syrah grapes, but recently they have started to use Tempranillo. The result is a dry yet fruity wine with hints of strawberries and cherries. Light and elegant.

     

    £13.68

  • Furleigh Estate Brut 2014, “Classic Cuvée”, Traditional Method, 12% vol, 75cl

    Furleigh Estate Brut 2014, “Classic Cuvée”, Traditional Method, 12% vol, 75cl

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    Furleigh Estate is 85 acres of vineyard, lakes and grazing land surrounded by woodland near Bridport, Dorset. The area is teaming with wildlife; buzzards fly overhead; deer, pheasants and partridge roam the vineyard, while heron fish regularly from the lakes to which the resident geese return each Spring.

     

    Four years of careful planning and investment has transformed the former dairy farm into a modern and productive vineyard and winery.

     

    A 5,000 square foot winery was built in 2007. This now accommodates a specialist pneumatic press, designed to carry out the very gentle whole bunch pressing required for quality sparkling wines. Temperature controlled stainless steel tanks from Italy and Germany, oak barrels from Cognac and riddling and dosage machinery from Epernay in the Champagne region of France complete the major equipment.

     

    A temperature controlled cellar provides the ideal conditions to store and mature sparkling wines on their lees, so as to develop the best flavours and mousse possible.

     

    This traditional, bottle-fermented, quality sparkling wine is made from  41% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir & 24% Pinot Meunier. These classic French varieties give this wine a creamy mousse, a fruity and harmonious taste and good length focussed on freshness. After hand picking, the grapes were whole bunch pressed to obtain the finest juice. Tirage (the addition of yeast and unfermented juice to start the second fermentation in the bottle) took place after 7 months. The wine was then left to mature on its lees for at least 18 months before disgorgement.

    £29.22