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Blanc de Blancs 2015

Knightor Winery

Blanc de Blancs 2015

"An English sparkling wine with bags of character. The richness and extra body from oak ageing makes this a great food wine, especially with cheese. Works with everything from goat's logs to creamy blues."
Patrick McGuigan, Wine and Cheese Critic
Wine: White English Sparkling Wine
Grape Variety: Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc
Body: Medium to full
Sweetness: Dry
Alcohol: 12.5%
Character: Bold and distinctive
Aromas: Butter, apricots, almonds, croissants
Flavours: Citrus, butter, marzipan
Style: Rich, opulent and fruity. A wine to savour every sip.
Food Pairing: Delicious with lemon sole and a beurre blanc sauce.

Tasting Notes: A distinct, full bodied and expressive style of sparkling. Light gold in colour, with a fine stream of persistent bubbles. The aroma is pronounced, full of apricots and buttery almond croissants are at the fore. The palate is rich for a sparkling due to the oak, full of citrus, butter and candied peel. The perfect sparkling to enjoy with canapés, or even a main course. Only 1422 bottles made. 

Winemaker's Notes: This Blanc de blancs is a blend of the best Chardonnay and Pinot blanc from 2015. What makes this a slightly different sparkling from our usual, is that all of the wine used was fermented and aged in oak before being blended. This results in a wine with more body, texture and more tropical notes than a typical Blanc de blancs. The wine underwent secondary ferment in bottle and was then aged for a minimum of 4 and a half years before release.   

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