The first ever vintage Blanc de Noirs from Wiston is made from 100% barrel-fermented Pinot Noir that has spent five years on the lees and a further year under cork prior to release.
What is there not to love about this wine? The stunning black and gold label oozes opulence, matching the amber gold nectar that sits inside the bottle waiting patiently for release.
The bubbles on this are fine and so very persistent, lifting the elegant aromas of toasted hazelnut, lemon zest with hints of fresh red berries and wild strawberries.
To taste, this wine is a masterclass in balance. It’s refined and demure like a vintage Grand Marques Champagne, paired with that driving English acidity that gives the wine huge presence and freshness.
Dermot has outdone himself this year, with two stunning Classic Cuvée releases (Wiston & Sugrue Pierre) and an outstanding Sugrue Pierre Multi Vintage. However, this may just be his best wine to date, especially in the eyes of lovers of Pinot-based sparkling wines. A must try!