2010 VINTAGE – ONLINE TASTING WITH HEAD BLENDER TREVOR CLOUGH – FRIDAY 12TH JUNE 5:30PM

2010 VINTAGE – ONLINE TASTING WITH HEAD BLENDER TREVOR CLOUGH – FRIDAY 12TH JUNE 5:30PM

£42.00

Kenelm Club Price – £33.60

Join us for an informal jam session around a bottle of our flagship wine with Head Blender Trevor Clough. A great opportunity to find out what makes Digby tick and how this wine is able to beat Krug and Dom Pérignon in blind tastings, as well as being the No.1 rated vintage sparkling in the country – judged by the world’s top sparkling critic, Tom Stevenson.

Enjoy Free delivery whether it’s a six-pack or just the one bottle! Stoppers available. A great introduction to our wines if you are thinking about our Club membership.

We will email you a Zoom link prior to the tasting session.

 

Bulk deal
QuantityDiscountDiscounted price
3 - 55%£39.90
6 - 8710%£37.80

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Description

Join us for an informal jam session around a bottle of our flagship wine with Head Blender Trevor Clough. A great opportunity to find out what makes Digby tick and how this wine is able to beat Krug and Dom Pérignon in blind tastings, as well as being the No.1 rated vintage sparkling in the country – judged by the world’s top sparkling critic, Tom Stevenson.

The Chardonnay provides the structure as well as the platform for ageing, revealing at first heightened energy on the nose which then draws you down into the rounded, richer body of the wine from having spent six years ageing on lees.

A well integrated seam of acidity draws the sipper through these layers of flavour, providing a freshness and vitality reminiscent of lemon Magnolia flowers descending into lightly poached apples. The long, rumbling finish comes from the the Pinots in the blend which yield brioche and gunpowder characteristics.

 

Head Blender remarks

“I declare a vintage and make this style when Chardonnay, particularly that grown on greensand, shows taut power and the structure for long ageing. 2010 has proven to be a slow-maturing, pristine example of English excellence!”

 

 

 

 

Courage & Curiosity

Most famous restaurant listingAlinea (Chicago), Fat Duck (Bray)
Most famous retail listingSelfridges (London)
Day of the week most appropriate to enjoyThursday
Best cuisine to enjoy with (based on Digby’s export experience)Japanese
Role in Digby familyFirst-born brother
Most suitable buildingThe Shard
Trevor’s fav moment drinking2019 in Arundel, Sussex while launching our long-dreamed-of Tasting Room
Trevor’s fav food pairing everTuna & seaweed canapé, Claridges

Technical

Vineyard Elements

Lead vineyard location(s)Hampshire
Supporting vineyard location(s)Sussex
TrellisingDouble Guyot
Flowering timingJune / July during Henley / Wimbledon
Typical vine age at harvest6 years
Harvest MonthOctober
Harvest MethodWhole bunch picked by hand

 

Winemaking Elements

Production MethodTraditional Method
PDO SchemeEU PDO Quality English Sparkling Wine
“Fermentation philosophy
(reductive / terroir led vs. oxidative / drinkability led)”
Reductive / terroir led
Malolactic fermentationFull
VegetarianYes
VeganYes

 

Artistic Elements

% of Years this style is made45%
Vintage Years declared2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2018
Blend Summary2/3 Chardonnay, 1/3 Pinots
Blend lead variety65% Chardonnay
Blend – supporting varieities18% Pinot Noir
17% Pinot Meunier
Lead soil type(s)Greensand
Supporting soil type(s)Chalk and clay
1st Fermentation – stainless steel100%
1st Fermentation – oak0%
Reserve wines0%
Reserve wine age vs. core winena
Time on lees – in tank9 months
Time on lees – in bottle – minimum36 months
Time on lees – in bottle – current72 months
Time on cork – minimum12+ months

Awards

Awards

Current medalsTexsom 2020 Gold

Best in Class Trophy & GOLD (2019 Champagne and Sparkline Wine World Championships)

GOLD (2018 WineGB)

Historical medalsGOLD (2017 Champagne and Sparkline Wine World Championships)

GOLD (2017 UK Wine Awards)