Candover Brook Brut has been awarded a Gold Medal at the International Wine Challenge 2023.
It finds a delicate balance of freshness and richness.
The grapes were hand harvested, whole bunch pressed and vinified in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to retain their youthful fruit character. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation. Wines from the 2018 vintage were blended with 3% reserve wines from a solera dating back to 2011, resulting in additional aromatic complexity.
The blend of the brut is 58% Chardonnay, 28% Pinot Noir and 14% Pinot Meunière. Aged for 37 months on lees. 97% from 2018 and 3% of reserve wine.
On the nose, floral notes compliment nutty and toasty overtones. Bubbles are generous without being overwhelming. The palate starts with hints of floral citrus. Then creamy vanilla and orchard fruits on the mid palate. Long, streamline and mineral finish.
“This is one of the most English, stunning, rosés I have tasted”Matthew Jukes, Vineyard Magazine
The style of Candover Brook sparkling wine is elegant and refined.
At Candover Brook we grow Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. Our vines, are a mixture of Burgundy and Champagne clones, and are specially selected to suit the soil and climate.
This is the first wine since the vineyard was planted in 2012. Our non-vintage rosé is made up of 85% from the 2018 vintage, and the remainder from a solera grape dating back to 2011. The blend is 54% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir and 13% Pinot Meunier. Aged on lees for over 27 months in its secondary fermentation.
Candover Brook Rosé has lively aromas of fresh strawberry, cranberry and toasted brioche. On the palate, the creamy mouthfeel and bold mousse are tempered by mouth-watering acidity and vibrant purity of fruit.
“An exciting new name on the English wine scene”Amy Wislocki, Decanter Magazine
“I urge you to track down a bottle and raise a glass”Matthew Jukes, Vineyard Magazine