Pinot Meunier 2018

£44.00

100% Pinot Meunier from our vineyard, this is part of Langham’s premium range and is only bottled as a single varietal wine in exceptional years.

This particular vintage, the juice for this wine was 100% barrel fermented, with none of our stainless steel fermented juice going into the blend.
Delicate tannin from the oak adds great texture and there is a wonderfully refreshing grapefruit acidity.

 

 

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  • "Tiny pockets of flavour dancing on the palate"

    Attractive green apple and grapefruit freshness - tiny pockets of flavour dancing on the palate, zippy red apple, a touch of honey and toffee notes are there as well. Plump, fruited and absolutely charming.

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Tasting Notes

Vintage:

2018

Blend:

100% barrel-aged Pinot Meunier

The Estate:

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.

Vinification:

The grapes 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 100% in used French oak barrels, followed by complete malolactic fermentation. Following 9 months of élevage, the final blend was bottled and left to age on lees for a minimum of 18 months. At disgorgement the wine received 1.5 g/L dosage and was aged for a further 3 to 6 months under cork.

Tasting Note:

A vibrant golden colour with a steady stream of fine bubbles. The nose is intense and pronounced.  Caramelised peach, fresh cream and wet beach pebbles come initially. These aromas are backed up by a delicate wave of floral notes, such as apple and orange blossoms and honeysuckle.  The palate is rich and complex with a profile of white peach, pear tarte tatin and salted almonds. Delicate tannin from the oak adds great texture and there is a wonderfully refreshing grapefruit acidity.

Technical Details:

Alcohol: 12%
pH: 3.31
Total Acidity: 7.9g/l
Dosage: 1.5g/l

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