2011 WISTON ESTATE Blanc de Blancs 75cl (West Sussex, UK)
Style - Sparkling
Grapes - 100% Chardonnay
Tasting - Believe the hype. An incredibly pure and pretty English fizz that scooped up Decanter's Platinum Best in Show Trophy in 2019. Unfurling with a crystalline core that speaks of its chalky vineyard origins. It moves through candied lemon to white peach to mushroom scents. There's a delightful 'push me-pull you' mix of yoghurt like creaminess and steely austerity at it's heart. All in perfect balance. Ready to drink but we wouldn't be surprised to find it ages and fills out even further with careful storage.
FYI: Sourced from the steep chalk hillsides of the South Downs to the north of Worthing. This particular vintage is becoming much harder to purchase as the 2015 is now in the market.