Sugrue The Trouble with Dreams Brut East Sussex 2017

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Sugrue The Trouble with Dreams Brut East Sussex 2017

Country - Great Britain

Region - Sussex

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 60%, Pinot Noir 40%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Sugrue

Tasting notes - A classic blend of barrel-fermented Chardonnay and Pinot Noir boasting great purity and elegance, with lemon and apple aromas leading to a palate of delicate stone fruit and refreshingly crisp acidity. This is long, complex and absolutely delicious.

 

Sugrue The Trouble with Dreams Brut East Sussex 2017

A pure and elegant multi-award winning sparkling wine,
showing lemon and apple aromas, leading to a palate of
delicate stone fruit and a lovely saline finish. Long, biscuity
and buttery and absolutely delicious.
Producer Note
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
The 2017 vintage was the result of a challenging growing season featuring a damaging
atmospheric frost in late April that overall cut yields significantly. May and June saw
good sunny conditions, with rain in July, followed by warm sunny conditions into
September. Lower crops resulted in grapes which displayed intense flavours and
showed great balance leading to excellent wines.
Vineyard
The fruit comes from three vineyard sites: Jenkyn Place Vineyard, located in Hampshire,
where the vines were planted in 2004 at 80 to 100 metres above sea level. The soils are
greensand, with fractured chalk and produce wines with a rounded fruit profile.
Grapes also come from the Storrington Priory Vineyard in West Sussex, which was
planted in 2006 on sandy loam soils over chalk and greensand. The vines are planted
at 50 metres’ elevation. The Mount Harry Vineyard near Lewes, in East Sussex also
produced grapes for this cuvée, from vines planted in 2006, on clay loam over chalk
soils at approximately 70 metres above sea-level. The soils are dominated by South
Downs chalk which provides superior drainage for the vines, as well as imparting great
elegance and finesse to the wines.
Winemaking
A blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir. The grapes were harvested at optimal
ripeness and pressed in a traditional Coquard basket press. 90% was fermented in
stainless steel tanks, where malolactic conversion was encouraged, softening the
resulting wine; 10% of the juice was fermented in barrel with partial malolactic
conversion. This sparkling wine was made using the traditional method, with the
secondary fermentation taking place in the bottle. The dosage was 8.25 g/l.
Tasting Note
A classic blend of barrel-fermented Chardonnay and Pinot Noir boasting great purity
and elegance, with lemon and apple aromas leading to a palate of delicate stone fruit
and refreshingly crisp acidity. This is long, complex and absolutely delicious.
Grape
Chardonnay 60%, Pinot Noir 40%

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