This is a blend of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Pinot Meunier, and comes with an impressive 60 months on the lees. The fruit was sourced from Jenkyn Place in Hampshire, and Dermot Sugrue was on winemaking duties once again.
On the nose this is one of the more mature, savoury, intense, brooding style of Blanc de Noirs. There are aromas of poached pear, baked apple and almond cream croissant.
The palate also delivers complexity; this is a rich, expansive Blanc de Noirs that delivers ripe stone fruit and baked apple flavours with layers of savoury and pastry complexity.
The Artelium is very distinctive and rich, and it’s a wine that I would have a lot of fun with some meaty food pairings.