Non Vintage Brut

Non Vintage Brut

£32.00

Kenelm Club Price – £25.60

Our “because it’s Tuesday” wine! Pinot Noir takes the lead in this more relaxed rendition of our house style.

 

Bulk deal
QuantityDiscountDiscounted price
3 - 55%£30.40
6 - 8710%£28.80

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Description

Vibrant yet understated, this fizz is in its element at home on a Tuesday evening or at a party celebrating one of life’s big moments. An engaging expression of Digby’s house style, it stems from England’s most luscious Pinot Noir with rich, aged Chardonnay and plummy Pinot Meunier.

 

Head Blender remarks

For this blend I start by tasting my way through all of our Pinot Noir base wines. The Pinot Noir at the core of the Non-Vintage blend is bold and brassy, quite a character and was expressive even as the juice was running off the press. This is complimented by aged Chardonnay reserve wines which have spent an additional 1.5 years on the lees, which helps to retain the vitality at the heart of Digby’s house style while bringing a mellow richness to the blend. The addition of Pinot Meunier helps to keep the whole affair light and on its toes.

 

 

Courage & Curiosity

Most famous restaurant listingHand & Flowers (Marlow)
Most famous retail listingFlatiron Wines (New York)
Day of the week most appropriate to enjoyTuesday
Best cuisine to enjoy with (based on Digby’s export experience)American
Role in Digby familyCheeky baby brother
Most suitable buildingThe Gherkin
Trevor’s fav moment drinkingOn 19th May 2018 toasting Harry & Meghan in British Embassy in DC
Trevor’s fav food pairing everRoasted carrot, Coworth Park

Technical

Vineyard Elements

Lead vineyard location(s)Dorset and Kent
Supporting vineyard location(s)Sussex and Hampshire
TrellisingDouble Guyot
Flowering timingJune / July during Henley / Wimbledon
Typical vine age at harvest10 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 made90%
Vintage Years declaredna
Blend – lead variety40% Pinot Noir
Blend Summary2/3 Pinots, 1/3 Chardonnay
Blend – supporting varieities25% Pinot Meunier
35% Chardonnay
Lead soil type(s)Chalk and clay
Supporting soil type(s)Greensand
1st Fermentation – stainless steel94%
1st Fermentation – oak6%
Reserve wines20%
Reserve wine age vs. core wine1.25 years older
Time on lees – in tank9 months
Time on lees – in bottle – minimum24 months
Time on lees – in bottle – current38 months
Time on cork – minimum6+ months

Awards

Awards

Current medalsPLATINUM 97pts (2019 Decanter)
GOLD 2019 WineGB
Historical medalsGOLD 2017 Texsom
GOLD 2017 UK Wine Awards)