2013 Hart of Gold 2013

Retail
£31.25
Member
£25.00
Varieties
Chardonnay
Pinot Noir
Pinot Meunier
Vintage
2013
Country
United Kingdom
Region
Herefordshire
Alcohol
12%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2017 - 2022

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Description

In addition to Domaine of the Bee, Justin makes English sparkling wine. He has worked closely with the Roberts Family at Ridgeview to produce Hart of Gold. The wine is from the well-considered 2013 vintage.

Eyes

A lovely pale gold in colour, with a persistent stream of fine bubbles.

Nose

Elegant, expressive and finely chiselled lemon and apple notes, with warm, bready brioche aromas

Mouth

Taut and finely balanced, the 2013 has a thrilling freshness and mouth-watering zing that gives way to complex flavours combining refreshing citrus fruit and savoury richness. Excellent length.

Body

medium

Winemaking Notes

Beautiful grapes in perfect condition were harvested in early October, and brought down to Ridgeview for whole bunch pressing and fermentation. Each grape variety is harvested separately. The base wine is then blended, mixed with liqueur de tirage (a syrupy mix of wine, sugar and yeast), and sealed in a bottle with a crown cap to being the secondary fermentation (which is where the bubbles come from). Three years in the bottle in contact with the lees before disgorgement.

Growing Conditions

2013 turned out to be a great vintage in England, but it got off to a very slow start, with flowering nearly 3 weeks late. Much of the rest of the summer was warm, but not excessively hot, and by harvest time the grapes had almost caught up in ripeness, but retained refreshingly high levels of acidity.

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Reviews

Hugh Johnson
by email - Professional

June 20, 2018 23:00

This cuvee is simply terrific. Where do you find these layers of flavour, and this generous nose? You’ve made another real winner. Chapeau

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