It’s been a great month or so for Dermot Sugrue, and for Ashling Park. Ashling Park scooped up three WineGB 2020 Trophies, one for this delicious Non-Vintage Cuvée Brut which is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Meunier.
Like the Wiston, which is a similarly proportioned blend, this is glistening and golden, but this has a fresher, chiselled nose of lemon zest and crunchy orchard fruit.
Taste-wise, this is a really racy, energetic wine, with the expected citrus tang and green orchard fruit crunch. It’s superbly wholesome and precise, but seasoned with just the right amount of spiced pastry and biscuit to add structure and texture. At this quality level, Ashling Park is clearly an estate to watch.