It’s always exciting when we receive new vintages from Wiston Estate and this year’s is no different. Wiston Estate Cuvée 2017 is made from a blend of 45% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 22% Pinot Meunier. Each variety is gently pressed in a traditional coquard press, before being fermented in aged Burgundian oak barrels and aged on lees for 3 years. Wiston Estate Cuvée 2017 shows golden amber in colour with enticing aromas of English orchard fruits, nectarines honey and brioche. The palate is typically Wiston, with bracing acidity and complex notes of baked apple, nectarine and runny honey. Delightful creaminess on the finish, this English Sparkling Wine is drinking beautifully now, yet also has superb ageing potential.
“Bravo to Wiston (and all the other producers who do it) for putting the disgorgement date and dosage on the back label. Golden colour. Fine sparse bead but very tight and sharp. Very toasty nose. The barrel ageing has made a huge impact on this wine, nose and palate. It’s rich and spicy, deeply golden in flavour, grilled brioche, golden peaches, satsumas and saffron. It rolls across the tongue like trumpet and drum, silvery notes slipping through old gold, intent, piercing. A very, very sophisticated sparkling wine.” – Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com
We also have a further selection of Wiston Estates fantastic range of wines available here.