A classic dry sparkling wine with a refined elegance. The colour is pale lemon straw with a steady stream of minute bubbles. It has appealing floral aromas of apple blossom interlaced with ripe melon and Constance pear plus a delicate thread of minerality. On the palate the fine mousse marries citrus flavours of grapefruit and Sicilian lemon with a crystalline structure and zesty acidity. The autolytic character is subtle. It has excellent poise and a persistent finish. The producer says: “Classic Cuvée is our signature, vintage, sparkling wine. A taste of the sunny, West Dorset countryside, not far from the Jurassic Coast. Made from our own grapes, at our own winery, near Bridport. We believe it requires long, patient cellaring to create an elegant, fine mousse, smooth texture and rich flavours. Made from Champagne grapes, but definitely from Dorset!” A blend of 40% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Meunier. Aged for three years minimum before release, including at least 24 months on lees.
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