Culver NV

£27.50

Our Culver Classic Cuvée NV, with base vintage 2018 and 11% reserve wine, is a blend of 55% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier, 25% Chardonnay

A pale gold colour with a stream of fine bubbles. Aromas of pink lady apple, raspberry jam, croissants & floral notes. The palate has a fine mousse with orchard and stone fruit flavours, zesty acidity and a nice salinity with a long finish.

A wine suited to all occasions, drinking equally well on its own or particularly with charcuterie & smoked cheeses. Perfect now or age for up to 5 years.

170 in stock

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Weight 1.7 kg
  • "This wine is a real celebration of character. It’s quite unlike almost any other English sparkling wine I’ve tasted"

    To taste, the Culver continues to charm, offering a brisk, crisp bite of red apples that opens and evolves to softer waves of baked apple, cranberry and deeper savoury notes

    John Mobbs - Great British Wine

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  • "Perfumed & floral"

    Perfumed and floral with a fruit forward palate with dashed of minerality.

    IWSC Judges

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  • "Attractive & Stylish"

    Intense brioche and roasted peach on the nose. This is a characterful style with some bruised apple notes, spice, and creamy overtures. Attractive and stylish

    WineGB Judges

  • "Cinnamon-sprinkled red apple flavours"

    Green apple aromas, and cinnamon-sprinkled red apple flavours. Complex palate with piercing acidity. Very dry finish.

    Decanter World Wine

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  • "Tiny satin-like bubbles and crisp acidity on the finish"

    Beautifully crafted Dorset fizz, 55% Pinot Noir, which shows in the raspberry aroma, and layers of red apple and black cherry ice cream. Tiny satin-like bubbles and crisp acidity on the finish. And for such quality, £27.50 is actually very good value.

    Susy Atkins - The Telegraph

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Tasting Notes

Base Vintage:

2018 89%

Reserve Wine:

11%

Blend:

55% Pinot Noir / 20% Pinot Meunier/ 25% Chardonnay

Background:

All fruit for this wine was sourced from our single site in rural Dorset. The Crawthorne vineyard consists of 12 hectares planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and is located on a sheltered south facing slope at 80-100 metres above sea level. The soil consists of a shallow clay loam, containing flint, over deep Cretaceous chalk.

Vinification:

The grapes for the base vintage were picked in October 2018 and gently pressed, whole bunch. Press fractions were carefully separated and left to naturally settle for 24 hours. Primary fermentation took place in a combination of stainless-steel tanks and used oak barrels, followed by complete malolactic fermentation. Following 7 months of élevage, the final blend was bottled and left to age on lees for a minimum of 14 months. At disgorgement the wine received 2 g/L dosage and was aged for a minimum of 3 months under cork.

Tasting Note:

Aromas are very pronounced and intense on this wine. An initial strong floral hit, not dissimilar to walking into a florist, is backed up very well by notes of fresh, buttery croissants and raspberry jam.  On the palate, this wine is equally as complex and layered. Raspberry yoghurt and Pink Lady Apple dominate, but a subtle salinity and danish pastry bring the wine together .

Technical Details

Alcohol: 12%
pH: 3.21
Total Acidity: 8.1g/l
Dosage: 2 g/l

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