Langham Blanc de Blancs Reserve 2015
WINNER: IWSC Sparkling Wine Producer of the Year 2020
Made from 100% Chardonnay grown at the Langham's Crawthorne vineyard. A bright golden green colour with a stream of very fine bubbles. An intense nose of toasted brown bread, spice and honey gives way to a palate of crisp green apple and distinctive saline and mineral characteristics.
All Langham Estate wines are made using grapes grown at their estate in rural Dorset. The Crawthorne vineyard consists of 12 hectares planted solely with the classic Champagne varieties – Chardonnay, Pinot noir and Pinot meunier. The site was carefully selected for its south facing slope and free-draining chalk subsoil. A long growing season and considerate viticulture ensure the finest grapes possible.
For the Blanc de Blancs Reserve, Chardonnay grapes from the Crawthorne Vineyard were handpicked from 28th October – 1st November 2015 and gently pressed, whole bunch. Press fractions were carefully separated and left to naturally settle for two days. The wine was initially fermented in stainless steel vats and later moved to neutral Burgundy barrels for 8 months. Following secondary fermentation, the wine was aged on yeast lees for 18 months, disgorged and left under cork for 6 months prior to release.