Greyfriars Blanc de Noirs NV

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GBW Wine of the Month: February 2019

Since taking over the vineyard in 2010, Mike & Hilary Wagstaff have continually expanded Greyfriars, and it now spans almost 50 acres of vines and houses a state-of-the-art winery and chalk cave.

The brand new Blanc de Noirs is the second special Cuvée from Greyfrairs and is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier from the 2015 and 2016 harvests.

This wine begins striking nose of red apple, candy floss, lemon zest and dried orange peel; it’s so very appealing!

It feels immediately bright to taste, packed full of character, nuance and interest. Crisp orchard fruit leads to fuller notes of honeyed apricot and delicious biscuit and savoury notes.

Already showing fantastic complexity and depth, I think this will be something to truly savour given another couple of years in the bottle. Look out for the Greyfriars Blanc de Noirs when it officially launches at the end of March.

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