Sussex Modern Wine Case: Tasting Notes

Scroll down for more detailed information on each of the wines featured in the Sussex Modern Wine Cases – the Sparkling Selection, Still Selection and the Mixed Selection. Each case contains six bottles. The question is, which case will be the one for you?

Each of the cases below are now available to purchase on Charleston’s online shop.

 

 

Sparkling Selection

Wiston Estate, Brut NV, 75cl

 

Wiston Brut NV is a refreshing, elegant and complete sparkling wine, with a fine complex finish that combines youthful purity of crisp green apples and ripe lemons with richer, mature characters from extended lees-aging. Made from a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier in equal parts, this beautifully balanced wine is a fantastic expression of our house style.

 

34% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir, 33% Pinot Meunier

Rathfinny Wine Estate, Classic Cuvée 2016, 75cl

 

Rathfinny Classic Cuvée 2016 is the first vintage of our classic Sussex Sparkling, made in the traditional method from Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grapes grown and hand-harvested on the Rathfinny Wine Estate.

Oxney Organic Estate, Classic 2016, 75cl

 

A richer style than the Classic from 2015. Complex flavours of ripe orchard fruits, supported by toasty, biscuit development.

 

45% Pinot Noir, 47& Pinot Meunier, 8% Chardonnay

Ridgeview Wine Estate, Fitzrovia NV, 75cl

 

Ridgeview’s signature Rosé. Chardonnay dominant, supported by Pinot Noir &Meunier. A bright, elegant, blended method Rosé. Incredibly pure and fruit driven. Fitzrovia showcases Chardonnay’s fresh structure and citrus flavour and balances it with red berry fruit and a subtle fresh pastry note hinting at the cellar ageing. Very approachable, dry wine and a great example of the Ridgeview house style.

 

Bolney Estate, Blanc de Blancs, 75cl

 

A very stylish vintage, traditional method, quality sparkling wine. Lots of yellow fruit character, floral notes, and wonderful yeasty undertones. Smooth texture with a fine mousse and a lovely length.

Albourne Estate, Blanc de Blancs, 75cl

 

This “white of whites” is made from selected hand-picked Chardonnay grapes using the highest quality cuvée to create a sparkling wine which is all about elegance, finesse and subtle complexity.  This is a classic traditional method sparkling wine with depth and texture backed by aromas of baked apple, almond and patisserie courtesy of its minimum of 3 years spent on lees.  Brut (5g/L dosage).  Multi-medal winner in IWC, Sommelier Wine Awards and Decanter Wine Competitions.

Food Match: Crab Salad, Prawns with butter or garlic, Normandy Pork Casserole, Mussels with tomato, parsley and garlic sauce, Roasted chicken breast with herbs (sage, thyme, oregano), Mushroom & Truffle Risotto

Click here to purchase the Sparkling Selection (£187.50*)

 

 

Still Selection

 

Stopham Estate, Pinot Gris 2018, 75cl

 

Off-dry with aromatic peach and pear fruit alongside the floral character on the nose. On the palate, this has excellent balance with crisp acidity. It is fairly full in body, with plenty of juicy fruit intensity, but is refreshing and long with a lively citrus and stone fruit finish. Excellent with spicy dishes, roast pork or as an aperitif.

Stopham Estate, Pinot Blanc 2018, 75cl

 

Dry with pear and primrose on the nose and pink grapefruit, melon and sweet fennel on the palate. It Has zippy acidity balanced by a touch of sweetness which lasts well into the lengthy finish. Excellent with smoked fish and goats cheese.

Rathfinny Wine Estate, Pinot Blanc Pinot Gris 2017, 75cl

 

Our Cradle Valley white still wine is light, crisp and made from a blend of 53% Pinot Gris and 47% Pinot Blanc.

 

 

 

 

Bolney Estate, Pinot Noir 2018, 75cl 

 

An excellent example of a cool climate Pinot Noir, well balanced, it has soft tannins and juicy strawberry and red cherry on the palate. Leather, spice and chocolate complement fresh plums and a smooth and creamy finish.

Oxney Organic Estate, Chardonnay 2018, 75cl

 

Lovely example of cool climate Chardonnay. The nose has complex aromas of stone fruits, hazelnut and toast. On the palate some richness comes through, with a creamy mouthfeel supported by a backbone of acidity and flavours of citrus zest, nuts and fresh oats. 100% Chardonnay

Albourne Estate, Bacchus 2018, 75cl

 

A blend of multiple unique batches, Bacchus is one of the stars of our range, delivering a distinctive wine characterised by water-white paleness, a crisp refreshing mouthfeel and notable aromatic complexity. The diversity of aromas range from elderflower to green pepper, from mango to lime and lemon thyme to fresh thai basil & oregano. A quintessential English wine.

Food Match: Goats Cheese, Caesar Salad, Rocket Salads or a classic Prawn Cocktail.

Click here to buy the Still Selection (£100.50*)

 

 

Mixed Selection

 

Stopham Estate, Pinot Gris 2018, 75cl

 

Off-dry with aromatic peach and pear fruit alongside the floral character on the nose. On the palate, this has excellent balance with crisp acidity. It is fairly full in body, with plenty of juicy fruit intensity, but is refreshing and long with a lively citrus and stone fruit finish. Excellent with spicy dishes, roast pork or as an aperitif.

Rathfinny Wine Estate, Classic Cuvée 2016, 75cl

 

Rathfinny Classic Cuvée 2016 is the first vintage of our classic Sussex Sparkling, made in the traditional method from Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grapes grown and hand-harvested on the Rathfinny Wine Estate.

Ridgeview Wine Estate, Cavendish NV, 75cl

 

A third each of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Ridgeview’s ‘traditional’ style. Cavendish is a Pinot dominant blend. A bright, fresh wine packed full of redcurrant, blackberry and red apple fruit flavours. The style carries the signature Pinot gentle spice and earthy notes, contributing to it’s complexity. Exceptionally balanced with great depth and roundness.

Bolney Estate, Pinot Noir 2018, 75cl

 

An excellent example of a cool climate Pinot Noir, well balanced, it has soft tannins and juicy strawberry and red cherry on the palate. Leather, spice and chocolate complement fresh plums and a smooth and creamy finish.

Oxney Organic Estate, Chardonnay 2018, 75cl

 

Lovely example of cool climate Chardonnay. The nose has complex aromas of stone fruits, hazelnut and toast. On the palate some richness comes through, with a creamy mouthfeel supported by a backbone of acidity and flavours of citrus zest, nuts and fresh oats. 100% Chardonnay

Wiston Estate, Rosé 2014, 75cl

 

The Wiston Estate Rosé 2014 is a fruit forward wine which displays rich, spicy notes of morello cherry, redcurrant, cranberry, Seville orange, nutmeg spice and toasted walnuts. Extraordinarily complex, there is great texture and elegance to this wine due to its fermentation and ageing in oak barrels. The fuller body makes it an ideal pairing for game and lighter red meats. It will age very well but this is a wine that is already brimming with individual personality and so is excellent to drink now.

 

68% Pinot Noir, 22% Pinot Meunier, 10% Chardonnay

Click here to buy the Mixed Selection (£153.50*)

 

 

*£10 P&P per order. Delivery to UK mainland only. International Shipping not available.

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