Blanc de Blancs 2015, Artelium, Sussex
This traditional method sparkling wine has a soft mousse and, as a result of extended time on the lees, has a round and textural mouth feel. Delicate orange blossom and sweet, shortcrust pastry on the nose with flavours of refreshing, lemon sorbet and a long finish on the palate. Delicious to drink now but also has tremendous aging potential.
Artelium is an artisanal wine producer based in the Sussex countryside, where they create fine English wines using traditional methods.
Fermentation takes place mainly in stainless steel tanks, but sometimes in oak barrels. At Artelium, they use a traditional method of winemaking which means bottling the wine with yeast to encourage a second fermentation. The CO2 produced during this process gives us those all important bubbles. Once complete, we leave the wine to age on its lees for a minimum of four years.