2014 D'Urberville Extra Brut, Dorset Sparkling Wine, 75cl
The south-facing vineyard is planted on chalky slopes, geologically the same as those found throughout the Champagne region. The classic champagne grape varieties of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay form the backbone of the vineyard, with the Bacchus grape variety added this year. The first harvest was in 2014 and the Traditional Method of barrel fermentation followed by two years ageing in the bottle has produced, we think, a striking new member of the elite English school of Sparkling Wines. The plan is to produce limited editions, carefully processed to create elegant unique sparkling wines.