Hambledon Premiere Cuvée
Nose rich and warm exuding Seville orange and brioche aromas, with hints of dried flowers and toasted hazelnuts. The palate is explosive, with mouthwatering acidity and dried apricot and citrus. The mouthfeel is a silky soft foam of tingling sparks. The finish shows undertones of vanilla and and salted caramel, ending again with that fresh, vivid, orangey tang. Very dry, long and immensely complex.
Première Cuvée has more weight and biscuit/bready characteristics from the extended lees ageing, is a gastronomic wine by definition. The wine spends more than 45 months on Lees so is a very complex and powerful wine.
Blend : 58% Chardonnay - 18% Pinot Meunier - 24% Pinot Noir
Suitable for vegetarians
Serve with : a creamy chicken dish or even a darker meat, like duck – duck a l’orange would include a nice citrussy note too which would pair beautifully. Game and red meat or river fish.
UK Vineyard Association 2017 - Gold