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Engelmann Cuvee 2013

Engelmann Cuvee 2013

Each of our wines is named after an Oak. The Engelmann Oak, from which this wine takes it's name, grows 10m tall, is the northernmost species of subtropical oak and is distinctively evergreen.

Our Engelmann Cuvee is equally the perfect all year round sparkling accompaniment. From finest grapes grown in our boutique vineyard, strictly limited production blends classic Chardonnay’s citrus brightness and clarity, Pinot Noir’s spicy warmth and body and Pinot Meunier’s rich fruitiness and charm.

Elegant, light and vibrant, this beautifully drinkable silver medal award winning wine opens with a warm pale golden hue and persistent beads of fine bubbles. The very attractive nose offers clean and fresh hints of brioche and croissant accenting plumb fruit.

Onto the palate its lively and bright Brut-style delivers freshly cut green apple crumble with hints of lime, gooseberry and early developing biscuity brioche notes, ending with a soft vanilla cream finish that exudes surprising depth and elegance for such a youthful wine. Great Length!

Described by competition judges as "A very nice wine" we take great care in it's preparation, to emulate 'Methode Traditionnelle', using 14 different clones/rootstocks to mimic the typical French practice of blending grapes from a number of different vineyards to add interest and complexity.

Our grapes are then pressed gently in a traditional Coquard basket press, to ensure only the highest quality juice is extracted.

This wine then undergoes a first fermentation in tank for nine months to optimise the volume of the base still wine. Yeast is then added before lees aging each bottle in the cellar for a minimum of 24 additional months to develop it's distinctive delicious character.

Perfect with anything, but could we suggest asparagus, chicken or perhaps a tasty parma ham salad?