Another really impressive sparkling wine from England. The vineyard is 6.5 hectares planted in 2006, on chalk soils of the South Downs. Winemaking is in the hands of Dermot Sugrue.
Wiston Estate Blanc de Blancs 2015 England
From chalk soils on the South Downs, this is Chardonnay grown on the steepest part of the vineyard. Base wine is half in barrel, half stainless steel. Dosage is 8 g/l, disgorged in September 2019. This is linear and fine, with a powerful core of citrus fruit. It’s pristine and very linear with high acidity, but this acidity is well integrated. The fruit is so linear and pure with amazing focus. Great concentration to this wine, which is one of England’s finest. 93/100 (£42.50 Lea & Sandeman, Hennings, SWIG, South Downs Cellars, Honest Grapes)