Brut Reserve No.6 and Blanc de Blancs 2017 Gift Set
This gift set includes:
- 1 bottle Brut Reserve No.6 (in gift box)
- 1 bottle Blanc de Blancs 2017 (in gift box)
- 2 Harrow & Hope glasses
- 1 Harrow & Hope bottle stopper
About the Brut Reserve No.6
No 6 is based on 2017, a year noted by its devastating frost both in the UK and in Europe. After being severely frosted in 2016 we were not going to stand by and let it happen again so wisely invested in an army of frost candles and managed to ward it off with very little damage. We were rewarded with a relatively cool but calm season and started picking late September, our earliest pick on record. 2017 favoured Chardonnay and it really shows in the wine with a more refined, soft and gentle character than previous releases. 20% oak aged reserve wines were used in the blend to add extra richness, complexity and length. Always fresh and vibrant on release it will reward extra cellaring with increased toasty complexity. Drink now until 2028.
About the Blanc de Blancs 2017
For me this is the standout wine of our 2017 harvest, as the Chardonnay really shone. The Pinots did well but the white grapes had something extra and just looked great throughout the season. I find the 2017 more generous and softer than it’s predecessor, which makes me think it’ll open up sooner.
Every vintage this wine is comes from the same chalky plot of our best Chardonnay and has the same treatment as previous vintages with 50% barrel fermentation and 40 months bottle ageing on yeast lees. I find it amazing how no matter what the season, similar characteristics run through every release, a true testament to the quality of this plot of land and the organic farming methods we employ to bring out it’s best.