Knightor Brut Classic Cuvée White
Silver medal winner at the UKVA awards
Grape variety: Reichensteiner, Huxelrebe, Kerner, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Seyval Blanc
Tasting notes: Pale lemon green in colour with a lively mousse that quickly settles to a steady stream of fine bubbles. Aromas are wonderfully fresh, floral and fruity, dominated by elderflower, honeysuckle, pear and peach. On the palate, this wine shows great vivacity, with good acidity balanced by delicate fruit flavours and a fine mousse, leading to a clean and crisp finish.
Food pairing: Crab sandwich, everytime! Though from a toasting glass, to sushi, oysters and light salads, our Classic Cuvée tends to go well with fresh and light dishes. Serve at 8 degrees.
Winemaker’s notes: Each varietal was whole bunch pressed and fermented separately at a cool temperature to preserve the aromas. The wine was blended in early May 2014, creating a fresh and aromatic wine. After just over 6 months ageing in tank, the tirage was added to the blend and it was bottled. To preserve the delicate fruity nature of this wine and maintain the typical Knightor Classic Cuvée style, ageing in bottle is from 12 to 24 months. After disgorging, dosage is added and the bottles are aged for a further six months to a year before release.
Here, Yannick Loue from Le Vignoble introduces the Classic Cuvee.