(2021) From a hot, dry vintage that saw the smallest production yet for this wine, the 64% Chardonnay and 36% Pinot Noir blend spent 15 Months on the lees and saw full malolactic. 2,000 cases produced. It opens with subtle, refined pear and apple, a touchy of yeasty and lightly earthy character, even a touch of clove. Despite a lowly 5.5g/l dosage, there is an impression of sweetness in the mouth, quite intense, with a lick of saltiness and of bitters in the finish. No UK retail stockists listed at time of review.
(2016) Toasty, creamy and truffle-scented, with a touch of toffee, this blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir spends 18 months on the lees and has a low dosage of 5g/l. Very crisp and apple-flavoured, lots of lemony juiciness and a nice, long finish with the gently frothy mousse.