Greyfriars - 2013 Sparkling Classic Cuvée
The 2013 vintage is a blend of 48% Chardonnay, 36% Pinot Noir and 16% Pinot Meunier; the blend varies slightly each year. Made from hand-harvested grapes from the Greyfriars estate just south-west of Guildford. The estate’s vineyards are planted on southerly-facing chalk-rich soils with excellent drainage. Here, just 80 or so miles north of Champagne’s latitude, the vines experience a similar climate. Whole bunch pressed and fermented and aged in stainless steel, the wine offers generous citrus flavours and a rich, toasty finish.