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Furleigh Estate, Classic Cuvee Brut 2017
Chardonnay 40%, Pinot Noir 30%, Pinot Meunier 30%
This Traditional Quality Sparkling Wine is made from a combination of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. These classic French varieties give this wine a creamy mousse, a fruity and harmonious taste and good length focussed on freshness.
After hand-picking, the grapes are �whole bunch� pressed to obtain the finest juice. The wine is left on its lees for at least 18 months, with a further 2 months in the bottle after dosage (10g/l).�
Furleigh Estate is set in stunning Dorset countryside near Bridport, just 5 miles from the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and with similar soils to Champagne. The estate�s 50 acres of vineyards are mainly planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The proprietors Ian Edwards and Rebecca Hansford are charming, the small winery is immaculate and at every stage there is great attention to detail. Ian was voted UK Winemaker of the Year in 2012. They are very proud that all of their wine is made at Furleigh Estate from their own grapes. Unlike many of the larger English vineyards they do not import grapes from other counties. The first vines were planted in 2005 and they now produce an average of 40,000 bottles of sparkling wine and 10,000 bottles of still wines a year.