It’s great to see that Artelium are exercising patience with the release of their sparkling wines. I tasted this wine a year ago, and it was showing promise, but still on the nervy side. A year on, and it’s blossoming into something really quite tasty.
This is classic Blanc de Blancs territory – baked apple, hints of pear and peach on the nose as well as an indulgent biscuity pastry note.
The signature briskness of Chardonnay, and winemaker Dermot Sugrue, greet you initially, then a flurry of orchard fruit and tangy citrus lead the way to creamier waves of apple pie.