Hambledon Vineyard Classic Cuvée
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Hambledon Vineyard Classic Cuvée NV
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Hambledon Vineyard Classic Cuvée NV English Sparkling Wine

Hambledon is England's oldest commercial vineyard, located on the chalk soils of the South Downs in Hampshire. Originally established by Major General Sir Guy Salisbury-Jones in 1952, with advice from friends at Champagne House Pol Roger, produced the first harvest in 1961. Ian Kellett and his family purchased Hambledon in 1999. A few years later in 2005, he recognised after extensive research that sparkling wines were the future, and begun by planting a 10-acre 'test bed' of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier to see which of the 27 different combinations of vine clones and rootstocks gave the best results.

The Hambledon vineyard now consists of 50 acres and a new gravity-fed, state-of-the-art winery - the only one of it's kind in the UK. After a successful harvest of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier from 2010 and 2011, Hambledon winery appointed one of Champagne's leading Chef de Caves. Hervé Jestin now directs all winemaking at the estate.

Hambledon Classic Cuvée is a blend from 30% wines from 2011 and 70% tank aged reserve wines from 2010. In England, 2011 produced a good harvest with grapes of perfect maturity. September and October was very warm and dry, and the harvest took place over 3 days - 2nd, 8th and 14th October. The grapes used were pre-selected and handpicked from the estate and a second selection then took place in the winery prior to pressing to ensure only the most mature grapes went into the fermentation vats. A small percentage (2-3%) of the wines were fermented in specially selected French oak barrels to add complexity and structure.

On the nose, vibrant magnolia and lily scents. On the palate structured acidity of floral and fruits. A very linear and dense body that leads to a lasting finish.

Grape Varieties: 70% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Meunier, 10% Pinot Noir
Dosage: 8 g/L
Disgorged: July 2012

Hambledon Classic Cuvée NV does not have a branded gift box and will be delivered in our own TFB gift box.

Hambledon Classic Cuvée NV English Sparkling Wine: same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery on 6+ bottles.
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Hambledon Vineyard Classic Cuvée
Hambledon Vineyard Classic Cuvée
JancisRobinson.com,
Mar 2016
16+/20
“Tasted blind. Some savour on the nose and pretty frothy on the palate. Quite a bit of green-apple flavour. Clean enough but not very charming. Young. Bone-dry finish. ”
Wineanorak.com,
Dec 2015
92/100
“Tasted blind I reckoned this was a fine Blanc de Blancs – either a grower Champagne or English! Very fine, bright and lemony with lovely acidity. Pure and refined with amazing clean, sharp lines. Very fine, this is rapidly becoming an English classic.”
TimAtkin.com,
Jan 2015
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90/100
“It's chalky and dry, with subtle bubbles, hints of fresh pastry and citrus and a tapering finish: elegant, refined and understated.”
Bought directly from Fields Morris & Verdin UK agent for Hambledon Vineyard and is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave
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