Wiston Brut Sussex NV
Wiston Brut Sussex NV
- Country- Great Britain
- Region- Sussex
- Grape Varieties- Chardonnay 34%, Pinot Meunier 33%, Pinot Noir 33%
- Alcohol by volume- 12%
- Case size 6 / 75cl
- Producer- Goring Estate
- An elegant, complex English sparkling wine combining a youthful purity of fruit with subtle toasty, nutty notes.
- Nestled in the heart of England’s rolling South Downs in West Sussex, the Goring Family has owned the Wiston Estate since 1743. The Goring Brut, Rosé, and Blanc de Blancs are made exclusively for us and take their name from the Goring family. This exquisite trio of English sparkling wines showcases the best of English terroir and offers exceptional value for money.
The fruit comes from two vineyards situated on the South Downs in West Sussex, which are above the 50th parallel and are influenced by a cool, coastal climate. The cool winters, moderate rainfall and temperate summers, combined with cooling sea breezes encourage the grapes to ripen slowly, retaining the natural acidity crucial for producing freshness in high quality sparkling wine. The vines are grown on a chalk escarpment, which is not dissimilar to the soils found in the vineyards of the Cotes de Blancs in Champagne. These chalky soils provide excellent drainage for the vines, as well as imparting great elegance and finesse to the wines. The vines are planted at a density of 4,000 vines per hectare and are trained according to the Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP) method, with Guyot pruning. The vines are tended by hand, with careful canopy management ensuring maximum sunlight exposure in this capricious climate. The Wiston vineyard is run according to a strict philosophy of sustainability, with soil cultivation methods being used rather than synthetic preparations. The harvest takes place manually when the grapes have reached optimum maturity levels.
Nestled in the heart of England’s rolling South Downs in West Sussex, the Goring Family has owned the Wiston Estate since 1743. The Goring Brut, Rosé and Blanc de Blancs are made exclusively for us and take their name from the Goring family. This exquisite trio of English sparkling wines showcase the best of English terroir and offer exceptional value for money.