Welland Valley – Steeplechase Brut 2010

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Welland Valley
Seyval Blanc & Reichensteiner

Quite a different expression of English Sparkling wine; this is a blend of Seyval Blanc and Reichensteiner from Leicestershire.

A very aromatic nose, nice mix of citrus and pear with distinct elderflower/floral character and toasted biscuit and bread notes.

On to the taste, this wine is a lot more fruit focussed than I expected. Lots of fruit flavours of crisp apples, pears and lemon citrus. A little bitter on the mid taste, with slight yeasty notes on the finish.

I found it an enjoyable wine, but the fizz was too relaxed and not persistent, which was a little disappointing.

Winemakers Description:

Our very popular bottle fermented sparkling brut with 3 or 4 years bottle age.

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