NEW Premier Brut (Biodynamic)
SEDLESCOMBE Premier Brut
DESIGNATION English Regional Quality Sparkling Wine - WHITE
CERTIFICATION 1) certified by the Biodynamic Association (GB-ORG-06)
2) Vegetarian and Vegan suitable.
GRAPE VARIETIES Seyval Blanc (60%) from our vineyard at Bodiam Castle.
Johanniter (40%) from our Sedlescombe vineyard.
Total alcohol 11.6%
Total acidity 8.5g/l
Residual sugar 7.3g/l
Oe. At harvest 65
SO2: Free 10mg/l Total 49mg/l
This is the first English Sparkling wine produced to biodynamic standards. Both Seyval Blanc and Johanniter (an offspring of Riesling) produce excellent fruit for sparkling wine. They are particularly well suited to organic growing as they are very resistant to both downy and powdery mildew.We hand select only the best bunches for this Cuv√©e and then ‘whole-bunch’ press them. The juice is settled and fermented before bottling into the classic champagne bottles for the ‘Traditional Method’ in-bottle secondary fermentation. This wine had minimum 18 months ‘on-the-lees’ in the bottle before riddling, disgorging and adding the 7.3g per litre (sugar) ‘dosage’.
Fine mousse of persistent bubbles. Dry, fresh and tangy tropical fruit palate with complex yeast flavours. Exceptionally good toasty notes due to long period of minimum 18 months 'on the lees' during bottle fermentation.
CELLARING Anticipated maturity 2014 - 2022
BOTTLED 17 June 2011
DISGORGED March 2013 1st batch; subsequent batches later as
RELEASED May 2013
PRODUCTION 184 6-bottle Cases