Brut Reserve No.7 and Blanc de Noirs 2018 Gift Set
This gift set includes:
- 1 bottle Brut Reserve No.7 (in gift box)
- 1 bottle Blanc de Noirs 2018 (in gift box)
- 2 Harrow & Hope glasses
- 1 Harrow & Hope bottle stopper
About the Brut Reserve No.7
No 7 is based on 2018, a watershed year that gave us a stunning summer and provided fruit of exceptional health and ripeness. No 7 displays many similar traits to all the 2018 releases, showing a juicy, soft and friendly structure that has a lovely purity that you only seem to get when the fruit is properly ripe. Once again this wine comes from plots from every part of the vineyard and so is the best representation of the whole site. Combining this with 20% reserve wines you really start to see the complexity of the different soil types and how they show up in all the wines.
About the Blanc de Noirs 2018
It’s been a while since we’ve had this wine to sell and after the 2015 blazed a trail with both competitions and critics alike, it’s great to have this wine back. This wine seems to have become our flagship style. It’s not an easy style to master, as you have to be able to tame the naturally muscular and bold nature of Pinot Noir into an elegant and refreshing drink. We seem to have just got lucky planting this variety in the right spot and year after year, it is now giving us this lovely combination of fragrance with a sleek and refined structure.
Unlike the 2015, this release is 100% Pinot Noir. This decision was taken to hone in on one particular part of the vineyard, where clay and chalk combine to give a complete wine without the need for blending varieties. It takes time to understand your vineyard and what areas consistently give the best results, but our knowledge has come a long way since the early years.
What is noticeable about this wine is how elegant, restrained and fresh it is, despite coming from such a hot year. It certainly has a softness that gives a hint of its birth year, but the acid is still evident giving me great confidence in its long term ageing ability. It has that lovely blackcurrant character that was present on the 2015 and we increased the barrel fermentation element to 47%, which gives it a lovely texture and weight.