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Hundred Hills, Preamble No.2 2017

£44.50

  • Type:

    Sparkling

  • Grape:

    Pinot Noir

  • Country:

    United Kingdom

  • Grape Blend:

    Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

  • Region:

    Oxfordshire

  • Vegan:

    Yes

  • Organic:

    No

  • ABV:

    12%

  • Bottle Size:

    75cl

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Description

Rich peach and nectarine aromas evolve into juicy apricots, peaches and creamy almonds on the palate. An intense, long and luxuriant sparkler, which now graces the wine lists of numerous Michelin starred restaurants.

Perfect with a wide range of light and creamy dishes. Try it also with goats' cheeses, vegetarian dishes of all varieties and delicate panna cottas.

  • Production Notes
  • Producer
  • Delivery Information

Vineyards: Steep chalk slopes, warmed gently through the English summer, and soils poor enough that every year the vines must struggle for survival and produce the most enticing grapes they can. From the outset Hundred Hills focused on the low yielding, high quality forms of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that had produced so many great wines in Burgundy and Champagne during the twentieth century, now the climate of Southern England in the twenty-first.   

Hundred Hills carefully segmented their vineyard into ten parcels, each with their own aspect, slopes and soils, and now all filled with different Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines. They selected some classics such as Chardonnay 95 on the thin soils and steep slopes of the ‘Amphitheatre’ Vineyard and Pinot Noir 115 on the gentle East facing slopes where a lengthy growing and ripening season could allow them to fully express their potential.

Hundred Hills have never used herbicides, relying heavily on cover crops to help sustain the soil nutrients the vines need. 

Winemaking: The base wines were created with no malolactic fermentation and aged for 6 months in traditional oak casks, before spending 30 months on lees to yield a full array of aromas and flavours.

Hundred Hills is an English winery based in Oxfordshire with their vineyards on steep chalky slopes. They make ‘clean, clear’ wines that aim to reflect a sense of time and place in the way the very best Burgundies seek to do. Their wines will vary year by year and their winemaking will always be minimalist in style allowing as pure a vintage expression of their vineyards as possible.

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MR KEVIN ALLEN
Wonderful surprise

First time I've tried Hundred Hills (never even heard of them before) and what a joyous glass of fizz it is. Rich, biscuity, beautifully balanced and very more-ish. In fact I'm ordering more for Easter.