Name: Bride Valley, Blanc de Blancs 2014, 0,75l.
Region: Dorset, England
Description: A crystal clear Blanc de Blancs that shows the chalky soil and freshness from a light vintage, and very young vines. The palate is fruity with hints of brioche, a lean citrus edge on the palate with fine mousse and racy acidity.
Soil: Specific clones were selected on the advice of Pierre-Marie Guillaume, the owner of France’s top nursery in Charcenne (east of Dijon). After intense analysis, seven Chardonnay clones (55% of the plantings), four Pinot Noir clones (25%) and two Pinot Meunier clones (20%) were selected. The vines are planted on south and south west facing slopes. In addition, 1000 elder trees were planted to act as a natural windbreak to the breezes coming from the Jurassic Coast, four miles to the south.
Bride Valley has been sustainably farmed for centuries and although the grapes are not certified organic, the vineyard continues to follow organic principles.
Best served: At a temperature between 8 – 10° C.
Residual sugar: 7,4 g/l