Ten years on lees, eighteen months under cork. Patience, technique, fruit and oak all work in perfect harmony here, giving an intense, complex sparkling that balances the full complexity of our northern fruit with commitment to process and maturation. Sweet nougat and toasted brioche compliment a savoury, almost salty minerality across the mid-palate, while the silken creaminess of the mouthfeel and a fruit-driven brightness balance from nose to finish. Luxurious and hugely rewarding.
'An outstanding sparkling wine of considerable aged complexity, still fresh and vital. 97 points.'