Sugrue – The Trouble With Dreams – 2017
What DERMOT SUGRUE, Winemaker Has To Say
“SUGRUE ‘THE TROUBLE WITH DREAMS’ was a simple concept: one wine per annum, Chardonnay dominant, that expresses itself freely and without force; a wine that every year is allowed to be what it wants to be. Allowed to wander and roam it always surprised”
Jenkyn Place Vineyard, Hampshire, planted 2004 on greensand with fractured chalk, approx. 80m above sea level.
Mount Harry Vineyard, East Sussex, planted 2006 on clay loam over chalk, approx. 70m above sea level.
Storrington Priory Vineyard, West Sussex, planted 2006 on sandy loam over chalk and greensand, 50m above sea level.
YIELD: Very small vintage due to spring frosts, average yield across all vineyards approx. 4,000 kg/ha, bottles produced 7,700
VINIFICATION: 90% fermented in stainless steel, 10% barrel fermentation with partial malolactic (MLF).
ANALYSIS: Residual sugar: 8.2g/L 12% abv
SUGRUE SOUTH DOWNS AWARDS: WineGB Boutique Producer of the year 2020 & 2021, WineGB 2021- Double Gold, SMV Canada Gold 2019, International Wine Challenge Gold 2018, Independent English Wine Awards Trophy 2017, Decanter Top 50 Wines of the World 2015, Decanter Trophy 2014.
“Notes of flint, oyster shell, pineapple with crushed grains, hay and shortbread. On the palate a distinct salinity with sharp Chardonnay attack making the wine precise, pure and clean.
Acidity and tropical fruit flavours are balanced with biscuit and pastry tones giving richness and complexity.
Restrained and fine, this has outstanding potential for further development.”