Exton Park Blanc de Blancs 2011

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  • Silver Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

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Exton Park Blanc de Blancs 2011
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Exton Park's seen praise heaped upon it, and is producing some of the most exciting new English sparkling wines we've seen for some time. This, their Blanc de Blancs, was their first vintage wine (one with the year on the label), and it's a superb English sparkling Chardonnay wine.

Described by Jamie Goode as 'fine, pure and fruity with real finesse' (scoring 91/100), it's just 11.5% alcohol and is your ideal introduction to this style of sparkling wine. Behind the refreshing citrus centre of the wine, there are hints of toast and honey (just like you'd expect from a good Blanc de Blancs Champagne), and those years in the bottle have added layers of extra interest.

Top quality English sparkling wine from the Meon Valley in Hampshire. Exton Park has shot to fame over recent years, having only made their first vintage in 2011. The combination of great site, terrific winemaker, and some hefty investment mean you'll be tasting the very best of English wine
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Regular Price: £39.50

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Percentage Alcohol

11.5

Region

Hampshire

Grape Variety

Chardonnay

Country

England

Style

ArrayCrisp Dry White, Unoaked White

Vintage

2011

Food Match

ArrayCreamy Based Pasta, Goats' Cheese, Shellfish

Regular Price: £39.50

Special Price £33.50

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The Producer

Hampshire's fast becoming a hotbed of top English sparkling wine production. The first vines were planted at Exton Park in 2003. With a second planting in 2009, the estate was bought by Malcolm Isaac who continued to sell the grapes to another Hampshire wine producer, Coates & Seely.

In 2011 he chose to enlarge the vineyard, invest in a cellar and start producing wines under the Exton Park name. A key decision is the use of only their own grapes (many English sparkling wines source grapes from multiple vineyard sites around the country), so what you'll taste is a true reflection of the Meon Valley's chalky soils.
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The Winemaker

Corinne Seely is well qualified to fulfil Exton Park's goal of producing the very best English sparkling wines. Having studied winemaking at Bordeaux University, she joined Château Lynch-Bages at the age of 24 and was instrumental in making the famous Château's first white wine.

Further experience at a top Graves estate, Australia, Portugal's Douro, and the Languedoc saw Corinne hone her winemaking talents. Married to Christian Seely (of Coates & Seely), her aim at Exton is to produce wines which reflect the terroir of the estate.

Corrine is assisted by winemaker Oliver Whitfield, a graduate of England's premier wine school, Plumpton College. Another alumni, Fred Langdale, is vineyard manager.

The Region

Vines have been grown in England since Roman times, but it was in Hampshire that the first English commercial vineyard was established in 1952 at Hambledon. Since then the southern county has enjoyed considerable success with its wines, with estates like Hattingley and Exton Park quickly becoming regarded as among England's best wineries.

Exton Park's 55 hectares of vineyard are on chalky (high alkaline) soils, sloping away so they get great exposure to the sun over the ripening period. What's really exciting about these Hampshire wines is you're tasting a true representation of the estate's fantastic potential, using just their own fruit.
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Pea And Goats Cheese Risotto

Risottos pair well with both reds and whites so consider the other ingredients when choosing a wine match - the combination of sweet peas and salty goats cheese call for a vibrant white with lots of fruit flavour. English Sparkling is a brilliant match, especially Exton Park's Blanc de Blancs.
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Pork and Mushrooms in a Cream and Tarragon sauce

The smooth, citrussy flavours of Chardonnay works wonders with creamy sauces, as this classic dish of pork loin with mushrooms will testify. Especially when it's got some fizz in it - why not go for an Exton Park Sparkling?
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Prawn Croquettes

A great snack or tapas dish, these prawn croquettes just need a drop of fresh, citrussy fizz to set them off perfectly - try Champagne, English Sparkling or a still dry white

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