WSI93 This wine has a fresh light-yellow colour with hints of lemon. The continuous pin-prick bubbles show the fine effervescence from the traditional method bottle fermentation. It slides onto the palate which a fantastic creamy texture and flavours such as yellow stonefruit, white flowers and white summer fruits.
At 3.7 bar, the lower fizz allows Dorset Crémant to ‘cream’ onto the palate. The Granny Smith acidity of the 2015 is there at the end.
Dorset Crémant is a perfect aperitif, and displays the beautiful delicate qualities of English Sparkling Wine. It compliments the Bride Valley range of wine seamlessly.
This first English Crémant, Bride Valley Dorset Crémant, is made from the harvests of the colder 2015 and 2016. The vines were not as prolific as in 2014.
After a celebrated career in wine – and inspired by the chalky, south-facing slopes of his wife Bella’s Dorset sheep farm – Steven Spurrier joined the English sparkling wine revolution.
In 2008, he and Bella went to Burgundy’s famous Pepinieres Guillaume vine nursery, where they selected the finest Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier root stocks.
In 2011 the first Bride Valley harvest was picked. It sold out on release in 2014.
There are now 10 hectares under cultivation, producing three elegantly sparkling English wines in the heart of Dorset’s breathtaking Bride Valley.