Hambledon Vineyard Premiére Cuvée
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Hambledon Vineyard Premiére 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 Premiére Cuvée is a blend from 85% wines from 2011 and 15% tank aged reserve wines 2010. 2011 in England 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. With only a limited production of 4,000 bottles, this exceptional wine is not to be missed.

On the nose, brioche aromas combine with flowers and toasted hazelnuts. The palate has mouthwatering acidity and dried citrus fruits. A fresh and vivid finish with orange hints.

Grape Varieties: 58% Chardonnay, 24% Pinot Noir, 18% Pinot Meunier
Dosage: 8 to 9 g/L
Disgorged: August 2015

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

Hambledon Premiére 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 Premiére Cuvée
Hambledon Vineyard Premiére Cuvée
Mar 2016
“Tasted blind. Quite frothy round the edges. Some autolysis and interest on the nose. Quite aggressive acidity and dryness. Very austere. Too much like hard work at the moment but it grabs the attention as the sort of wine an English wine producer would produce if trying to make a copy of Krug without the reserves. Assertive. Long and reverberant. I think it will get there and have a long life. Drink 2017-2024”
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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