2016 Hart of Gold - Zero Dosage

Retail
£40.00
Member
£32.00
Varieties
Chardonnay
Pinot Noir
Pinot Meunier
Vintage
2016
Country
United Kingdom
Region
Herefordshire
Alcohol
12%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2022 - 2026

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Description

An experimental release of our 2016 vintage, with zero dosage. This forms part of our 'Special Dosage' series, but a few bottles are available to buy individually.

Eyes

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

Nose

A taut and linear palate - finely detailed citrus and lemon peel notes give way to warm, savoury yeast and brioche aromas

Mouth

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. There is no softening sweetness to moderate the acidity on the palate, so this is a bracing mouthful, perfect with oysters!

Body

medium

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 over 5 years in the bottle in contact with the lees before disgorgement in August 2022, and no dosage was added.

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