Hampshire's Exton Park have today announced the launch their first magnum format English Sparkling Wine. The Brut Reserve NV in Magnum joins the standard 75cl and the more compact 37.5cl bottles which were launched last year and will retail at £65.00.
It is believed that this the Exton Park Brut Reserve NV is is the only English Sparkling wine to be available in all three sizes. Head Winemaker Corinne Seely explains why this delicious wine is so perfect to enjoy in a variety of formats; "The rich complexity and lingering minerality of the Brut Reserve lends itself perfectly to this range of bottle sizes."
Full press release follows below;
This month, Exton Park announces the launch of their Brut Reserve NV in Magnum. The addition of this Magnum size to the existing 75cl and innovative 37.5cl half bottles, completes the ‘family’ of the vineyard’s flagship, and award-winning, wine. Presented in an elegant gift box, the Exton Park Brut Reserve NV Magnum is the ideal size for a party or a particular celebration.
Announcing the news, Head Winemaker Corinne Seely says: ‘I have been working on these special Magnums for some time, and I’m very excited to be able to release them at last. It is important to have one of our key sparkling wines available in a range of sizes, and for many different occasions. It also shows how Exton Park continues to innovate and to try out new ideas in this fast-developing category. The rich complexity and lingering minerality of the Brut Reserve lends itself perfectly to this range of bottle sizes.
‘We have an incredibly fascinating and unique terroir at Exton Park, which is expressed in every single bottle, whatever the size.’
Exton Park’s Brut Reserve NV is a blend of wines from different plots and years, of approximately 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay from the oldest vines at the top of the hill, where the chalk is most predominant. Seely describes the wine as ‘crystal gold in colour, with citrus flavours and ‘toasty’ undertones, as one would expect with Chardonnay, with a rounded and beautifully structured palate, and a long finish with notes of white pepper.’
Exton Park Vineyard has established itself as an English Sparkling Wine producer dedicated to terroir expression and the development of a distinctive style of wine. Now, through their flair for innovation, their customers can enjoy the Brut Reserve NV in Half Bottles, 75cl bottles, and Magnums.
The new limited edition Brut Reserve NV Magnum - grown, vinified, bottled and matured on the estate - will retail at £65 and is available from Stone, Vine and Sun, Twyford, Hants; Wine Utopia, Winchester & Stockbridge; Butlers Wine Cellars, Brighton; Oxford Wine Company; Friarwood Fine Wines, London; and Cambridge Wine Merchants, as well as the Exton Park website www.extonparkvineyard.com