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First we have our 2018 Blanc de Blancs
In keeping with our approach here, we never work to a strict recipe when making our wines, but have certain stylistic qualities that the winemaking team look for when creating each of one.
The Langham Blanc de Blancs is often a much anticipated release and regularly ends up being one of our standout wines year on year. From our 2015 vintage, which wowed international judges and received 96 points at the IWSC in 2020, to the 2017 vintage which was exemplified our low-intervention approach in that it had no added sulphur at any point in the process.
The style our winemaking team aim for with this wine is at the richer end of the scale than our Classic Cuvées, the Blanc de Blancs releases tend to have a little longer on lees than the Corallian or Culver to develop those rich, autolytic flavours, and they may use more base wine from oak barrels than from stainless steel in order to provide a deep, oxidative, rounded palate.
2018 has been described as the “vintage of a lifetime” and Langham Winemaker, Tommy Grimshaw had the following to say about the year:
“The growing season of 2018 included the warmest summer since 2006, the driest since 2003 and sunniest since 1995. This led to some of the ripest fruit that we have seen in the UK in recent years and the resulting wines had incredible weight and opulence from the get go. Unlike many other years, the 2018 blends brought about the challenge of created wines that had enough acidity to retain the structure to carry the amazing fruit profile.”
This wine is now available in our tasting room and shop, and will be available to purchase online in the next few weeks.
In other new release news, we have three Still Wines this year
This week we released a Dry White, a Rose and for the first time in Langham history, a Still Red Wine!
Click the links below to find out more about each of these wines.