We add no dosage when the wine is disgorged, so it is a naturally dry and zesty sparkling wine. Both the Brut Nature and the Brut Reserve contains 60% Chardonnay from Robertson and 40% Pinot noir from the Somerset West region. The primary fermentation takes place partly in second or third fill french oak and partly in steel tank.
Our Brut Nature is a fresh wine perfect on it’s own anytime during the day and amazing with oysters and other seafood. It spends a minimum of 18 months on the lees and we do not add any sugar or sulphur when it is disgorged. The dates of bottling and disgorgement are printed on each label to give you the exact time the bottle has spent on the lees.
Tasting notes: Aromas of sliced grapefruit and white flowers introduce the freshness of the wine, accompanied by brioche and biscuity notes. There are fresh lemon, strawberry, gooseberry, lime zest and honey-cake on the palate, with a delicate texture of oyster shells that reflects the chalky origins of the vines. The fine and consistent mousse leads to a complex, refreshing finish.
The Brut Reserve is our more mature MCC with a minimum of 36 months on the lees, giving it a fuller and more rounded mouthfeel and warmer flavours. It is perfect for matching with a delicious meal.
Tasting notes: The wine has almonds, quince, orange peel and camomile flower aromas on the nose. There is creamed honey on the palate followed by layers of brioche, lemon thyme and yellow apple. It has a fine, delicate mousse with a long, complex, creamy finish.
The Brut Rosé is has a seductive salmon-tinted colour and is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes. It spends 24 months on the lees. Perfect for a late afternoon wind-down with fruit and nuts.
Tasting notes: Rose petals and sliced grapefruit introduce the freshness of the wine. There are crisp strawberries and pomegranate on the palate accompanied by red berries and a fine, tingling minerality.