Classic Cuvee 2014, Hoffmann & Rathbone, Sussex
Youthful and energetic sparkling wine that shows rich aromas of sweet almonds, hazelnuts, peaches and raspberries with a sense of proportion, intrigue and balance. The texture is both viscous and mouth watering, and the wine has a balanced acidity and long finish that lingers on the palate with expansive appley and nectarine dimensions.
Hoffmann & Rathbone is a boutique winery located in England’s Sussex-Weald region. They insist on showing the expression of each year in the unique, award-winning and recognised Hoffmann & Rathbone spirit. Primarily an English Sparkling Wine Producer, they produce wines only on years where the conditions are ideal and therefore worth releasing.
Gently whole bunch pressed and naturally settled for 24 – 36 hours. 14 days fermentation at 15°C using 120 year-old yeast. Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with the taille fermented in oak barrique and added as seasoning to the final blend.