Wiston Estate Blanc de Blancs 2015 is another superb release. Made from 100% hand-picked Chardonnay grapes from the steepest and most chalky south-facing vines on the estate. Aged in a 50/50 split of Burgundian oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. Wiston Estate Blanc de Blancs 2015 is bright and complex, showing golden amber in hue with a rich mousse. Immediately appealing with notes of tangerine, honeydew melon, honeysuckle and brioche notes on a long and luscious finish. A truly monumental release that will only improve with time.
“Wiston’s 2015 Blanc de Blancs is one of the finest English sparkling wines that I have encountered… to date. It was picked from October 22 to November 3 after a warm, dry October, the yield 15hl/ha, 50% fermented in stainless steel and 50% in old Burgundy barrels and aged on the lees for nine months. Dosage is 8g/L. This has a fantastic bouquet of bewitching scents of lime, green apple, honeysuckle and slithers of tinned peach, all beautifully defined. The palate does not disappoint, delivering exquisite balance, wonderful focus and a touch of mineralité toward the harmonious finish. Now this is how you make a great Blanc de Blancs.” – Neal Martin, Vinous.com on Wiston Estate Blanc de Blancs 2015 release.