All fruit was hand-picked then whole-bunch pressed and fermented in stainless steel for around 14 days prior to malolactic fermentation. Bottle-fermented and lees aged for 18 months prior to disgorgement.
Magnums give us something a little different and special, compared to smaller bottles. There is more wine in a Magnum bottle and therefore less space between wine and cork, reducing the amount of air to wine ratio found with smaller bottles – which is what causes ageing. This gives us a prolonged maturation, and the wine will often develop greater nuances and more complex flavours than wine aged in standard bottles.
You may have noticed when Magnums are released they are always at least a year of more older than the same wine sold in a standard bottle. There is also a benefit with the way we make our sparkling wines, the Traditional Method does the secondary ferment of the wine in the bottle, the very gradual breakdown of yeast cells that gives the wine it’s bubbles works better in a magnum because of the greater glass surface area, which allows more contact between the yeast cells on the inside of the bottle and the wine, thus creating more fizz!
Great as an aperitif or paired with shellfish, seafood, poultry, pork, salami, strong cheeses, chicken and smoked salmon. Also perfectly complements lemon dark chocolate.
SILVER - Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2020
GOLD - TEXSOM Wine Awards 2020
SILVER (93 points) - International Wine Challenge (Tranche 1) 2020
SILVER - Glass of Bubbly Awards 2019
SILVER - Decanter World Wine Awards 2019
SILVER - TEXSOM Wine Awards 2018
SILVER - International Wine Challenge (Tranche 2) 2018
OUTSTANDING SILVER - International Wine and Spirits Competition 2018
SILVER - International Wine and Spirit Competition 2017
SILVER - Premium Select Wine Challenge Prowein 2015
SILVER - Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships 2014
SILVER - International Wine and Spirits Competition 2013
Grape varieties: Chardonnay