With another strong year in the WineGB awards, Dermot Sugrue’s latest Cuvée for Wiston is another classy release. The 2015 is a blend of 45% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 22% Pinot Meunier.
Incredibly golden in colour for a young wine (must be all the red grapes), the nose is rich and joyous with candied citrus peel, red apple, caramelised pastry and toasted almonds.
To taste, a big rush of Dermot’s signature energetic acidity and tingly citrus energy is expertly balanced by baked apricot pudding, peach and red apple flavours. There’s a hint of tangy red berries and lots of nutty pastry complexity, leading to a clean mineral finish that lingers and entices you into another sip, or indeed, another glass.