WISTON ESTATE CUVÉE 2017
TASTING NOTES Refreshing and fine, with fragrant notes of an English Orchard, nectarines, honey and brioche, Wiston Estate Cuvée 2015 displays a more opulent expression of Wiston’s Cuvée style. With impressive depth, its filigree texture retains Wiston’s signature precision and elegance, that gives more than a nod to French bone structure. A beautifully focused wine with fantastic ageing potential.
FOOD PAIRING smoked haddock • fish pie • searerd salmon
AWARDS 50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World 2019 Gold, IWC 2018 Silver, Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 Silver, IWC 2018 Bronze, IWSC 2017 Silver, IWC 2017 Bronze
BLEND Pinot Noir • Chardonnay • Pinot Meunier
What does Wiston have to say?
“Wiston Estate’s 2017 Cuvée has a filigree texture that retains our signature precision and elegance. A cacophony of nectarines, honey and brioche make this a real treat to sip away an evening with. It’s opulent style and focus allows for a gastronomic adventure too.”
“Despite a warmer than average March, the 2017 growing season will forever be remembered for the fierce late spring frosts in April and May, which caused significant damage to many of our peers’ buds. However, our Findon Park vineyard tends to bud later than most and the steeper slopes mean that ground frosts tend to roll away from the vines. As a result we luckily only lost a couple of our Chardonnay vines to frost damage in 2017. A much-welcomed warm June and a mostly dry late summer/autumn resulted in good sugar and acidity levels at harvest, which started on 29th September and was finished by 17th October. Although 2017 was an unusual year, it was characterised by a very good, ripe crop with lower yields.”
“Our coquard basket press is brilliant for styles like this, allowing each variety to show boldly. Each of the varieties were fermented separately in aged Burgundy barrels. They were rested on lees until spring, then blended and fermented again in-bottle for a cool, slow three years. The first bottles were riddled and disgorged in 2021, and like all our wines, aged on cork to finish.”
“With enticing notes of fragrant English orchard fruits, nectarines, honey, toasted hazelnuts and brioche, this latest release of our Vintage Cuvée has impressive depth and complexity, retaining our cuvée’s signature precision and elegance. Displaying a delightful creaminess on the finish, this wine is drinking beautifully now, yet also has superb ageing potential.”
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