Exton Park launches first vintage sparkling wine, Blanc de Blancs 2011
23rd September 2015
Exton Park has a 55 acre vineyard in the heart of Hampshire’s prized South Downs chalk slopes. The Blanc de Blancs 2011 is made from 100% Chardonnay solely from the pure chalk terroir from the top of the property – the oldest plot in the vineyard.
Previously, the three award-winning wines launched by Exton Park in May were all non-vintage – a key strategy devised and implemented by French-born winemaker Corinne Seely when she arrived at the vineyard in 2011. She wanted to be able to deliver a consistent style year on year to appeal to consumers and build brand loyalty.
The release of this vintage is the next step in building the reputation of Exton Park – one of the largest single properties in Hampshire – with its fresh approach to English sparkling winemaking.
Corinne Seely says ‘This is what is so fascinating about Exton Park, with the huge variety of terroirs, there is so much to explore and develop on this single site. The Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2011 is a perfect illustration – and there are more vintages and varietals waiting in the wings…’
The Blanc de Blancs 2011 has aromas of toffee, brioche and mandarin. The flavour is creamy with almond and a hint of lemon zest.
Only 2500 bottles of the Blanc de Blancs 2011 have been produced.
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