Blanc de Noirs 2014/17, Artelium, Sussex
This rich, sparkling wine, crafted using the traditional method, has spent 60 months on the lees giving it enormous depth and complexity. Presenting with gentle but persistent bubbles and aromas of warm, fresh bread and wild raspberries, whilst on the palate crunchy red apples and juicy pears come to the fore.
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.