2010 Vintage Reserve Brut – SOLD OUT

2010 Vintage Reserve Brut – SOLD OUT

£42.00

Kenelm Club Price – £33.60

SOLD OUT – Our gold medal and trophy-winning Flagship wine. Outscored Dom Pérignon 2009 and Krug in a blind tasting hosted by Steven Spurrier at 67 Pall Mall

For 13 or more bottles please apply for an allocation by emailing to cheers@DigbyFineEnglish.com – thank you.

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QuantityDiscountDiscounted price
3 - 55%£39.90
6 - 1210%£37.80

13 or more please apply for an allocation by emailing to cheers@DigbyFineEnglish.com


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Description

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 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 Sparkling Wine World Championships)  |  GOLD (2018 WineGB)
Historical medalsGOLD (2017 Champagne and Sparkline Wine World Championships)

GOLD (2017 UK Wine Awards)