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One of Langham Wine Estate’s flagship wines, the Blanc de Blancs, entirely from Chardonnay grown on our Dorset vineyard.
Intense, with perfumed notes of orchard fruit, dark, concentrated minerality and full-bodied on the palate – a fantastic sparkling wine for food.
A complex yet elegant example of how great Chardonnay can be in the UK.
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A very wine-like nose (as opposed to sparkling-wine-like) – it reminds me, unexpectedly, of a fine Verdicchio with a bit of age. Ripe apple skins steeped in lemon barley and elderflower cordial; hawthorn blossom dipped in runny summer honey; cobnuts and fresh-lemon-juice saturated hazelnut skins. There's an interesting tang in the acidity that reminds me of white balsamic vinegar. Confident, extrovert in flavour and walking the tight line between restraint and richness with admirable control. It's slightly offbeat (that tang) in the English sparkling wine context, and might be divisive, but I like that differential. It has depth.
Full bottle 1,598 g. 100% Chardonnay from Dorset, 61% from 2019 and the remainder reserve wines. Bottled 20 August 2020, disgorged 21 July 2022. Dosage 1.5 g/l.
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The latest release of Langham's Blanc de Blancs is a blend of the 2019 vintage (61%) and reserve wine (39%). The base wine was fermented in used oak and tank, followed by malolactic fermentation. Aged on lees for 2 years in bottle, it has a nose of bready yellow apple, baked pears and blossom. Sappy and complex on the bone-dry palate (dosage at 1.5g/l). White pepper-seasoned lemon peel and apple tart lead to depth of sweet spices and creamy brioche. A touch of dried camomile and roasted nuts on the long finish.
Silvia Wu, DecanterRead More >>
Gold Medal 2023. Gorgeous nougat and ripe red apple on the nose with buttery wholemeal toast and apple crumble with cinnamon notes on the palate with a lingering, rich textured finish.
WineGB Awards 2023Read More >>
Non-Vintage. 61% 2019, 39% Reserve Wines
All Langham Estate wines are made using grapes grown at our single site 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 ensures we harvest the finest grapes possible.
Our grapes are picked by hand and gently pressed in whole bunches. As the juice emerges, it is carefully separated in fractions and left to naturally settle for 24 hours. Primary fermentation takes place with wild yeasts in a combination of used oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation follows during 8-9 months of élevage, with the final blend bottled and left to age on lees for a minimum of 24 months. At disgorgement the wine receives 1 .5g/L dosage and is aged for a further 6 to 12 months under cork.
Predominately from the 2019 vintage and aged on the lees for two years, this is an energetic, concentrated Blanc de Blancs. On the nose, a tense balance between ripe green apple and conference pear, white flowers and intense graphite minerality. The palate is delicate yet weighty in texture, with soft ripe pear, honeydew melon and white grapefruit acidity, finishing with a trademark saline nuttiness.
Total Acidity: 7.7 g/l
Dosage : 1.5g/l
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