||White classic method sparkling wine brut
||34% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Nero, 33% Pinot Meunier
||Moderate rainfall, cool winters and temperate summers couple with cool breezes from the south coast, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly but fully and retain the crucial acidity and freshness vital for the production of high-quality sparkling wine.
||Wiston’s vineyard sits on an ancient chalk seam covered by a shallow layer (10-30cm) of topsoil, an ideal growing medium.
||Hand-harvested by a team of skilled pickers, over 2 weeks usually mid-late October.
||Grape varieties are pressed separately in whole bunches using a traditional, gentle Coquard basket press (as used in the Champagne region) to preserve the delicate fruit flavours and aromas in the juice. The juice was fermented entirely in stainless steel tanks. Each component of the final assemblage wine went through malolactic fermentation.
||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 cool 9-11 degree temperatures for 3 ½ years, while it matured and took on flavour and structure through the process of autolysis.
||Price Wiston Estate Wiston Cuvée Brut NV € 41.80