(2018) All Chardonnay, and also 'zero dosage' with only 1g/l of residual sugar, this was aged for 6 months on lees before a further 27 months on lees in bottle. That has given a subtle yeastiness and toast on the nose of this pale wine with moderately persistent, small bubbles, but the aromatics are of sharp, fresh apple and citrus. The extended ageing is a good thing on the palate too, because the wine remains sharply focused and incisive, a green apple bite of acidity running through it, a lick of salt and lemon juice minerality, but just enough breadth and creaminess to leave it deliciously moreish, though well-delineated into the finish.
(2018) Made from hand-picked Pinot Noir from Denbies' the Hillside vineyard in Surrey, this wine had considerable ageing: six months on the lees in tank followed by 27 months of secondary fermentation in bottle. The result is a wine with a nice golden glow to its pale colour, and hints of richness to the otherwise bright and vivacious personality. Small notes of red fruits join the lemon and bruised apple, then a dry, lemon and salts acidity is emphasised by its very low dosage (only 4.2g/l residual sugar), so it is keen and apple-fresh into the finsih.