2016 Hart of Gold
- Case (Member)
- Pinot Noir
- Pinot Meunier
- United Kingdom
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
- Drinking Window
- 2022 - 2026
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 very good 2016 vintage, disgorged in March 2022 after 5 years on the lees.
A lovely pale gold in colour, with a persistent stream of fine bubbles.
A taut and linear palate - finely detailed citrus and lemon peel notes give way to warm, savoury yeast and brioche aromas
Our 2016 carries the signature Hart of Gold mouth-watering zing, but with a great deal of complexity from long lees ageing, adding savoury, bready richness to the citrus and apple fruit. Excellent length.
- Winemaking Notes
Beautiful grapes in excellent 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). This wine has spent nearly six years in the bottle in contact with the lees before disgorgement in May 2021.
- Food Pairing
The perfect aperitif which is also delicious with lightly smoked fish, and all sorts of salads. Or salted nuts and olives.
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