Blanc de Noirs 3 Vintage Gift Set
This gift set includes:
- 1 bottle 2017 Blanc de Noirs
- 1 bottle 2018 Blanc de Noirs
- 1 bottle 2019 Blanc de Noirs
About the Blanc de Noirs 2017
Finally this vintage sees the light of day in the UK after two years post disgorgement. It was submitted for a tender in Sweden and amazingly won, sadly the downside being the majority of the stock disappeared, not leaving much left. So we sat on it for 2 years with no plan but finally pulled our finger out to release it this year. 100% Pinot Noir fermented and aged in 225 litre seasoned oak barrels for 9 months before going into bottle in September. This wine very much shows the broody, complex and savoury side of Pinot Noir, bringing a lot of texture and depth to a wine that has had plenty of time to come out of it’s shell. Very enjoyable at the moment, but should keep going for many years yet. Very limited volume.
About the Blanc de Noirs 2018
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.
About the Blanc de Noirs 2019
After the bold, broad, and almost brutish 2018 release, the 2019 is cut from a different cloth. A cooler and less abundant year suited the Pinot considerably better than the Chardonnay. 80% of this wine is fermented using natural wild yeast in a selection of different-sized oak barrels. It certainly has that signature Pinot intensity but is wrapped in an elegant and refined structure that is a hallmark of 2019. For those who remember 2015, this is very similar in structure and a wine that continues to develop a singular identity that makes it stand out from the crowd, no doubt our most complex wine to date.