2013 Vintage Reserve Brut

2013 Vintage Reserve Brut

£42.00

Kenelm Club Price – £33.60

Our internationally renowned flagship sparkling wine. Considered to be one of the best expressions of English terroir.

Blend of:

  • 65% Chardonnay
  • 25% Pinot Noir
  • 10% Pinot Meunier
Bulk deal
QuantityDiscountDiscounted price
3 - 55%£39.90
6 +10%£37.80

For 24 or more bottles, please email cheers@digbyfineenglish.com for a quotation

SKU: 13VB Category:

Description

Elegant yet bold, Digby’s internationally renowned flagship sparkling wine is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes hand-harvested in English wine country in October 2013.

Digby’s flagship style is considered to be one of the best expressions of what is unique and world-class about English sparkling terroir, having won the 2019 World Championships Trophy as the top vintage wine produced in our Nation.

Head Blender Remarks

Trevor Clough, head blender, tasting different Digby wines during a blending session.“I declare a vintage and make this style when Chardonnay, particularly that grown on greensand, shows taut power and the structure for long ageing. Pristine yet sophisticated, the 2013 rendition of Digby’s Flagship combines the energy and style of all special vintages with 2013’s unique, concentrated power. This wine’s confidence for ageing is supported by deep levels of flavour from the Pinots on the lingering finish.

To green and pleasant!”

 

 

Courage and 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, the UK’s tallest building with its iconic linear shape
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

Additional information

Weight2 kg

Technical

Vineyard Elements

Lead vineyard location(s)Sussex and Hampshire
Supporting vineyard location(s)Dorset and Kent
Harvest MethodWhole bunch, picked by hand

 

Winemaking Elements

Alcohol

Production MethodTraditional Method
PDO SchemeEU PDO Quality English Sparkling Wine
“Fermentation philosophy
(reductive / terroir led vs. oxidative / drinkability led)”
Reductive / terroir led
Malolactic fermentationPartial
Dosage8g/L
Alcohol12%
Total Acidity10.4g/L
pH3.3
VegetarianYes
VeganYes

 

Artistic Elements

% of Years a vintage has been declared40%
Vintage Years declared2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2018
Blend Summary2/3 Chardonnay, 1/3 Pinots
Blend lead variety65% Chardonnay
Blend – supporting varieties25% Pinot Noir
10% Pinot Meunier
Lead soil type(s)Greensand
Supporting soil type(s)Chalk and clay
1st Fermentation – stainless steel89%
1st Fermentation – oak11%
Time on lees – in bottle – minimum60 months
Time on cork – minimum6 months

Awards

Awards

Current medalsGOLD (2021 WineGB)
Historical medalsGOLD (2020 TEXSOM International Wine Awards)

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

GOLD (2018 WineGB)

GOLD (2017 Champagne and Sparkline Wine World Championships)

GOLD (2017 UK Wine Awards)