Hattingley Valley Blanc de Blancs 2011, Hampshire

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Hattingley Valley Blanc de Blancs 2011, Hampshire
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Hattingley's best parcels of Chardonnay grapes were used to create this stunning Blanc de Blancs, aged for four years on its lees to soften the acidity and gain complexity. 2011 was a great vintage for English wines, helped by a glorious Indian summer which ripened the grapes to full maturity. This is a stunning example of top quality English production - taut and citrus-toned, with flashes of biscuit-y richness and a surprisingly ripe, yet racy finish.

Buy this if... you want to taste the pinnacle of English wine production..

Lean and racy Chardonnay fizz from Hampshire's best.
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Percentage Alcohol

12.0

Region

Hampshire

Grape Variety

Chardonnay

Country

England

Style

ArrayCrisp Dry White, Oaked White

Vintage

2011

Food Match

ArrayShellfish, Smoked Meats, White Fish

Vegan

Vegan

Regular Price: £34.99

Special Price £28.50

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The Producer

Simon Robinson established Hattingley Valley in 2008 with a 28 acre, south facing site in Wield, a beautiful corner of east Hampshire. The winery was completed in 2010, the first in the UK to be solar-powered, and the first commercial release was launched in 2013.
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The Winemaker

Director and winemaker Emma Rice is assisted by Jacob Leadley, both of whom trained at Plumpton College. and Will Perkins who is studying there. Approximately 10% of the wine was fermented in old Burgundy barrels and the wine spent eight months in tank and barrel before undergoing secondary fermentation in the bottle, and four years ageing on its lees in order to soften the acidity and gain critical lees-aged character.

The Region

England's south-east corner, with its marginal climate and chalky soils is catching up with (and in some cases surpassing) Champagne with some world-class wines produced in the classic Champagne method from the same grapes: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. The Hattingley vineyards are located in Wield, east Hampshire, on a total of 60 acres of south-facing slopes deemed ideal for the production of grapes.
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Celebration

A lively sparkler, a great first welcome drink enjoyed by the family at my birthday, a great flavour and a fresh taste.

By Betsy on 10th April 2018

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Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Match the delicate scallops and smoky bacon with a citrussy, medium-bodied white - try traditional Hattingley Valley's Blanc de Blancs 2011 English sparkling wine for intensity of fruit and structure.
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Mackerel Pate

Contrast the smoky fish flavours with a good dose of ripe fruit and a zesty acidity, try Chardonnay based fizz for the perfect foil to the rich, oily fish.
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Charcuterie Board

Try a plate of salty cured meats with a crisp, taut English sparkling with enough backbone to stand up to the smoky flavours. We'd recommend the Hattingley Valley Blanc de Blancs.
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