Sugrue South Downs #Zodo East Sussex MV

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Sugrue South Downs #Zodo East Sussex MV

Vintage - NV

Country - Great Britain

Region - Sussex

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 60%, Pinot Noir 40%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Sugrue South Downs

Tasting notes - Made without additional dosage ‘#Zodo’ is a sublime expression of English sparkling wine. Aromas of Granny Smith apple and crushed stone lead to an beautifully balanced palate with vibrant acidity, fine weight and a twist of lemon on the finish.

Awards
94 Pts, Neal Martin , 2021

Sugrue South Downs #Zodo East Sussex MV

An exquisite English sparkling wine made with zero
dosage, #Zodo delivers intense notes of Granny Smith
apples, crushed stone and a twist of lemon on the finish.
ProducerNote
Sugrue South Downs is the personal project of celebrated English sparkling winemaker
Dermot Sugrue. Sugrue has been the winemaker behind many of England's best
sparkling wines for more than 10 years. Previously the winemaker at Nyetimber, he left in
2006 to establish the Wiston Estate Winery. The same year he also planted a one
hectare vineyard in Storrington Priory which has been in full production since 2009,
producing the highly acclaimed and multi award-winning sparkling wine ‘The Trouble
with Dreams’. In 2017, the truly exceptional ‘The Trouble with Dreams 2013’, took the top
spot in the Independent English Wine Awards; in 2019, the 2014 vintage was awarded
Gold at IWC and more recently, Sugrue was given the highest rating of all English
producers by Hugh Johnson in his Pocket Wine Book 2020.
Vintage
This wine has been produced from Multiple Vintages, (MV). The fruit comes
predominantly from the 2014 vintage, but also contains reserve wines from the 2009
and 2011 vintages.
Vineyard
80% of the grapes came from the exceptional Mount Harry Vineyard near Lewes, in
East Sussex, which sits at 70 metres above sea-level. 20% of the fruit is sourced from the
Storrington Priory Vineyard, located at 50 metres above sea-level. Both of the vineyards
are located in Sussex, above the 50th parallel and are influenced by a cool coastal
climate. Planted in 2006, the vineyards have east and south-easterly aspects
encouraging the maximum exposure to the sun, assisting ripening in this capricious
climate. The Storrington Priory vineyard consists of greensand soils which impart
rounder, fruit profile in the resulting wine. The Mount Harry vineyard is made up of clay
loam over pure chalk soils, without flint, which provide superior drainage for the vines,
as well as imparting great elegance and finesse to the wines.
Winemaking
This wine was vinified without additional dosage - a zero dosage wine. The grapes were
hand-picked at optimal maturity and when they have reached the perfect balance
between concentrated flavours and refreshing acidity. The fruit was then whole bunch
pressed in the traditional Coquard Champagne basket press. 50% was fermented with
selected yeasts in stainless steel tanks, with malolactic conversion and 50% was
fermented in 500 litre old oak barrels without malolactic. The old oak imparts texture,
finesse and focus, which results in silkiness and elegant expressions in the resulting
wine, rather than overt oaky flavours. The secondary fermentation took place in the
bottle as per the traditional English sparkling method.
TastingNote
Made without additional dosage ‘#Zodo’ is a sublime expression of English sparkling
wine. Aromas of Granny Smith apple and crushed stone lead to an beautifully
balanced palate with vibrant acidity, fine weight and a twist of lemon on the finish.
Grape
Chardonnay 60%, Pinot Noir 40%

Awards
94 Pts, Neal Martin , 2021

 

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