Woodchester Valley’s still wines really grabbed my attention last year but I had a chance to sample their sparkling wine a couple of months back with winemaker, Jeremy Mount, at the winery in Stroud in the Cotswolds. This is their entry-level offering and is a blend of 75% Seyval Blanc and 25% Pinot Blanc made in the traditional method.
Aromatically, this wine is pretty and fruit-forward. It begins with red apple and floral notes, with hints of elderflower and citrus peel, as well as a suggestion of tropical fruit.
Jeremy has aced the balance of this wine; the Seyval brings a linear, tangy citrus and green apple hit, while the Pinot Blanc appears to deliver a little more fruit opulence and a good bit of body and presence.