Refreshing and fine, with fragrant notes of an English Orchard, nectarines, honey and brioche, Wiston Estate Cuvée 2015 displays an opulent expression of Wiston’s Cuvée style. With impressive depth, its filigree texture retains Wiston’s signature precision and elegance, that gives more than a nod to French bone structure. A beautifully focused wine with fantastic potential to age, comprising a blend of 45% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 22% Pinot Meunier. After blending, cold stabilisation and bottling (tirage), the wine underwent a slow secondary fermentation and was then kept on its side, under crown cap (sur lattes) at a cool 9-11 degree temperature for over 3 years, while it matured and took on flavour and structure through the process of autolysis. Wiston Estate has been in the hands of the Goring family since 1743 and is presided over today by Harry and Pip Goring. The estate is managed by their son Richard and both he and his wife, Kirsty, are now involved in the day to day running of the vineyard and winery. It was Pip’s long-held conviction that the estate held the potential to grow high quality grapes. The 16-acre vineyard, planted in 2006, was the fruit of her dream and tenacity. Wiston Estate is a family venture, small in scale, impressive in aspiration and unrelenting in pursuit of quality. Under the aegis of award-winning winemaker Dermot Sugrue, the tight-knit team spares no effort in the vineyard or winery.
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