Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard - England's Oldest Organic Vineyard (Est. 1979)
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Award Winner: Premier Brut (Biodynamic) Award Winner: Premier Brut (Biodynamic)

SEDLESCOMBE Premier Brut

'Silver' UK Vineyards Association Wine of the Year Competition 2013

Organic Wine Award Silver Medal Silver Medal: International Organic Wine Awards (170 vineyards, 13 countries), June 2013. Link

Judges comments: Very pale lemon green, persistent bead, long lasting; toasty, green fruited, well defined, high acidity but creamy mousse texture, long savoury finish. Elegant.

In keeping with Sedlescombe’s eco-philosophy of ‘minimal packaging’ this fizz does not have a capsule covering the cork and wire hood, in the way that other champagnes and sparkling wines do.


12.5% vol.     75cl bottle

DESIGNATION English Regional Quality Sparkling Wine - WHITE

CERTIFICATION 1) certified by the Biodynamic Association (GB-ORG-06)
2) Vegetarian and Vegan suitable.

VINTAGE 2010

GRAPE VARIETIES Seyval Blanc (60%) from our vineyard at Bodiam Castle.
Johanniter (40%) from our Sedlescombe vineyard.

TECHNICAL DATA 
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

WINEMAKERS COMMENT
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 Cuvee 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’.

TASTING NOTES
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 
required.

RELEASED May 2013

PRODUCTION 184 6-bottle Cases

Price: £35.00



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Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5SA, Tel: 01580 830715

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