Hattingley Valley Blanc de Blancs, Hampshire

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Hattingley Valley Blanc de Blancs, Hampshire

GBP 39.5
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Tasting Note

A blend of the finest chardonnay grapes, from top parcels, a portion of this wine is fermented in both new and old Burgundy barrels before undergoing secondary fermentation in the bottle. It has a pure fruit character, amazing flavour concentration and great ageing potential.

Product Information

  • Champagne and Sparkling

  • Hattingley Valley

  • England

  • Hampshire

  • Chardonnay

  • 2013

  • Drink now or keep for 2-3 years

  • 75cl

  • Cork

  • 12%

  • 10g/l

  • 12.5g/l

Winemaking

The 2011 vintage was a stunning example of what can be achieved in England. The Chardonnay grapes were harvested between the second and third weeks of October with a good sugar:acidity ratio. The record breaking temperatures in October (up to 29°C) coupled with plenty of sunshine, contributed to exceptionally ripe fruit and some wonderful wines.
HattingleyValley use the traditional method for making wines. The best of our Chardonnay parcels were gently pressed as whole bunches in our Coquardpress, which gives a very clean and soft Cuvée juice with fewer phenolics. Approximately 10% of the wine was fermented in old Burgundy barrels and no malolactic fermentation took place to ensure that the zesty acidity shines through. 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. At least 5 months on cork before release.

Food Recommendation

Oysters and crab, fish and chips, smoked salmon, spicy dishes, berries and citrus desserts or simply on its own as the perfect aperitif.

Press

  • Lovely melon and citrus fruit on the nose, bit of yogurt and cream. Smoky and compact, lots of citrus and zestiness on the mid palate – really rich citrus, like poached lemon and orange peel and key lime pie topped with oat meal. Crunchy with a fantastically geometric, firm finish. No nonsense. Good stuff. 100% Chardonnay, four years on lees, disgorged September 2018. Drink 2020 - 2025.

    • JancisRobinson.com, March 2019
    • Tamlyn Currin

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FREE delivery on orders that are £100 or more*.

Delivery cost is £7.50 on orders under £100 for UK mainland*.

Delivery cost is £15.00 on orders under £100 for Northern Ireland.

* Excludes; Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Scilly Isles.

Special Delivery Options

We offer alternative delivery options that are not available through our website, however these can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810.

  • UK mainland next day by 9am timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per order
  • UK mainland by 12 noon Saturday timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per order
  • UK mainland delivery to a bonded warehouse: £25.00 per order
  • UK mainland PM timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per order

Click & Collect

Our free in-store collection service is available on via our website, or can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only. Please be aware handling time can be up to 48 hours (business hours) from point of ordering. You will be notified by the Customer Service team when your order is ready for collection. When collecting your order, please ensure you bring a valid photo ID, card used for payment along with a copy of your order. This can be a printed copy or you can show a copy of the email confirmation on your phone or tablet. If you are unable to collect your order within 30 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.

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