English Sparkling Wine – Wiston Estate – Perfectly Packaged For Christmas

WISTON ESTATE -ENGLAND- NOT JUST A LOVELY BOTTLE

SERIOUSLY GOOD SPARKLING FROM THE SOUTH DOWNS
EVERY BOTTLE AVAILABLE IN THEIR EXQUISITE GIFT BOXES

Don’t believe us? Just click on the link below to see how Wiston Estate Cuvee Brut 2010 beat some pretty big names in a recent blind tasting in London conducted by Jancis Robinson – CLICK HERE

English Sparkling wine has certainly been raising some eyebrows however its of no surprise to most of us in the trade who have always known parts of the South of England share the same soil as Champagne.

The Wiston Estate has been owned and managed by the Goring Family since 1743. Its 6000 acres straddle the chalky slopes of the South Downs.Sussex Beef herds, grazing sheep and arable crops have been part of the Estate landscape for centuries. Pip Goring, the current custodian was the visionary to plant 16 hectares of vineyards and focus on producing world class sparkling wines in 2006.

No expense has been spared to achieve this goal. The Goring family approached Dermot Sugrue who at the time then winemaker at Nyetimber to take on the challenge of creating Wiston. Nyetimber of course is credited with putting English Sparkling wine on the map internationally. Wiston acquired a traditional Coquard press, one of only 4 outside France and is unique to the UK. It’s large surface area and exceptional gentle pressing enables extraction of the very highest quality. They also use barrels exclusively from Jacques Prieur after he has being ‘seasoning them’ with Puligny Montrachet for 5 years.

Wiston Estate Cuvee Brut 2010
PRICE $89 per bottle
  • Bespoke gift box for every bottle included with all orders
  • All estate grown fruit grown on the South Down’s chalk
  • Topped both Grand Marques + Grower Champagne in recent blind tasting – Veuve Clicquot, Chartogne Taillet, Savart
  • Fermented in seasoned Jacques Prieur Puligny Montrachet barrels – 33% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir and 22% Pinot Meunier
  • 4 years on lees then given a very low dosage (under 4 grams)
  • Used this year by Her Majesty the Queen in a Nebuchadnezzar (15ltr bottle) to launch the the Royal Britannia in Southampton

 

“Try the sexily packaged 2010 Wiston Vintage Cuvee Brut…whose fine elegant fruit is shown off by low dosage” – The Guardian UK

With a nice hint of toffee or caramel here, just a little touch of mint and very inviting. Sharp as a tack on the palate, delightful fruit bouncing throughthe mid-palate, never losing its sherbetty bright acidity” – Tom Cannavan

Wiston Estate Rose 2011
PRICE $99 per bottle
  • Bespoke gift box for every bottle included with all orders
  • 2011 saw a very warm summer for England combined with low yields so created the perfect conditions to create Wiston’s inaugural Rose
  • All estate grown fruit grown on the South Down’s chalk
  • Fermented in seasoned Jacques Prieur Puligny Montracher barrels – 57% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Meunier
  • Decanter Gold Medal

 

“Another Dermot Sugrue triumph, this delicious, smoky, savoury, barrel-fermented rose oozes elegant sour cherry and raspberry class” – Jane MacQuitty – The Times

“Rich, refined, very appealing and attractive style. Hugely drinkable with long acid-toned finish backed up by just the right amount of sweetness” – Decanter

“Meanwhile the 2011 Wiston Rosé, with its delicate oak and strawberries and cream fruit, is the finest English rosé bubbly I’ve yet come across” – The Independent