This latest Cuvée from Wiston combines youthful freshness and exuberant depth. With an impressive six years on lees, and over a year under cork, it is one of the most mature English Sparkling wines on general release.
Plentiful bubbles lift aromas of fresh citrus, rich almond pastry and lush, sweet brioche.
To taste, the ’09 greets you with its bright, crisp green apple and citrus acidity. The seven years of lees ageing brings weight, depth and balance to that lively freshness.
I tasted this last year at the winery with winemaker Dermot Sugrue and commented that the wine felt quite tense, not quite ready to share its beauty. One year on and it has shed that tightness, maintaining the bursting energy, but combining it with depth, texture and complexity.
A hint of tangy red berries and lots of nutty pastry complexity, leading to a clean mineral finish.
This latest Wiston is showing lots of potential already but it is really going to start to sing with a few more years in the bottle.
WOTM March 2019 Seasoned with toasted hazelnuts and mineral tone; a thoroughly captivating English sparkling experience.
A stunningly complex and rich Blanc de Noirs, benefiting from maturity and barrel ageing.
Dermot Sugrue's latest masterpiece comes in the form of a Pinot biased Cuvée from Wiston.
Moodier and more mysterious than the legendary 2011 vintage.