"Our 2015 Brut Reserve is unique to its growing season and reflective of the time and place in our vineyards. It continues to be dominated by Pinot Noir, which accounts for 53% of the blend, alongside 40% Chardonnay and 7% Pinot Meunier.
Our Chief Winemaker, Charlie Holland, notes that, this is of course a Pinot driven wine, and it very much embraces a classic Pinot personality being round, generous, textured and brimming with rich, ripe fruit. Charlie also recalls 2015 to be a cool year, there is a little less warmth in the 2015 compared to 2014, the style of the wine is more similar to that of 2010 and 2013 - it has real potential for longer-term ageing.
Our Brut Reserve 2015 enjoyed 36 months ageing on its lees, and it demonstrates all of the character we have learned to associate with the grapes that we pick from our vineyards in Kent. It is dominated by leafy, earthy, tertiary notes. It reveals a unique fruit profile that features golden, yellow, soft orchard fruits and ripe pears. It offers restraint and a gentle generosity."