Classic Cuvee 2016, Mountfield, England
Mountfield owners Lucinda and Simon Fraser planted their vines in 2012 having analysed several different sites on their Sussex estate near Robertsbridge, north of Hastings. The vineyard is south facing, at 50-85 meters altitude, has good protection from wind and frost, and has great mineral balance.
Ullrich Hoffman is the winemaker - making boutique sparkling wines with real finesse.
The Classic Cuvee is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Menuier. Fermented in stainless steel and held in barrel and tank until bottling in April 2017. The wine was blended with 5% of the 2015 vintage for further complexity and was lees aged for over four years before being disgorged in 2021.
Like diving into a lemon tart.