After 50 years in wine – and inspired by the unique chalky soils on his wife’s Dorset sheep farm in West Dorset – Steven Spurrier decided to join the English sparkling wine revolution. In 2008, he and Bella went to select the finest Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier root stocks from Burgundy’s famous Pepinieres Guillaume vine nursery.
The vines are planted on south and south west facing slopes in West Dorset. After analysis, seven Chardonnay clones were selected while the vines for this wine are from south facing slopes. Bride Valley has been sustainably farmed for centuries and although the grapes are not certified organic, the vineyard continues to follow organic principles.
A crystal clear Blanc de Blancs that shows the chalky soil and freshness from a light vintage, and very young vines. Nose reveals white fruit with hints of brioche, a lean citrus edge on the palate with fine mousse and racy acidity. On the palate it is beautifully pure and had a very tight steely structure with the fresh aromas of lemon and apple along with mineral.Dodatne informacije (PDF)