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2016 Preamble
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2016 PREAMBLE

2016 Preamble

From high up in the stunning Stonor Valley, using only the finest bunches of chardonnay and pinot noir from carefully selected vines in their first year of production, this wine showcases the excellent 2016 vintage.

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The long gentle summer allowed the grapes to flourish on the vines for well over 100 days with a harvest late into October.  The base wines were crafted without a malolactic fermentation to preserve their acidity, then softened in large oak casks and aged on their lees for 48 months.  This is a complex wine, which reveals the potential of our exceptional English chalk valley terroir and will age for many years to come, gently changing its expressions of the 2016 vintage.

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Perfect with sushi and shellfish dishes.  Bass ceviche, corn and lime on squid ink wafers.  Scallop and white fish sushi.

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Honeyed aromas of baked apples and fruit jams.  Nectarine and apricot notes with creamy intensity on the palate and delicate exotic touches. Already complex but still fresh and taut with further to evolve. Enormous potential with an anticipated peak in the late 2020s.

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2018 BLANC DE BLANCS

2018 Blanc de Blancs

From high up in the stunning Stonor Valley, this single parcel wine showcases the exceptional Chardonnay grown in our Hill Top vineyard from the outstanding 2018 vintage.

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An early budburst, peak flowering on 20th June, and an excellent ripening season combined to yield a perfect harvest on 4th October. Using these grapes with over 100 days on the vine, the base wines were created without a malolactic fermentation to preserve their acidity, fermented in traditional oak casks, and then kept for 36 months on lees. This artisanal wine will age beautifully and reveals the enormous potential of our exceptional English chalk valley terroir, as it evolves to fully express the memorable 2018 vintage.

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Seared tuna, sesame seeds and crispy seaweed.  Try also with soft goats cheese, fresh figs and baby basil.

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White floral aromas emerging with rich lemons, limes and yuzu delicately filling the palate while white peaches and more exotic notes emerge. Already harmonious
and complex but still tense and evolving in the bottle. A worthy successor to the 2017, which sold out soon after release, this is a landmark wine for Hundred Hills and English sparklings with an anticipated peak in the late 2020s.

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“We set out over a decade ago with a passion – to create from scratch, in a magical corner of the English countryside, outstanding English sparkling wines that will ultimately rival the very best the world has to offer…”

2017 Preamble No.2
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2017 PREAMBLE NO. 2

Preamble No. 2

Created from late harvested pinot noir parcels on the Hillside Vineyard and late harvested chardonnay parcels from the Winery Vineyard, this artisanal reserve wine brings together our richest pinot noirs with just a hint of some ripe chardonnay grapes from the warm and dry 2017 vintage. 

Magnums of Preamble No.2 are now also available directly from the winery.

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The vines on these gentle chalk slopes beneath ancient beech woods enjoyed a lengthy ripening season before a harvest that began only on the 8th October.  Grapes with 120 days on the vine were gently pressed in perfectly ripe bunches. Base wines were then created with no malolactic fermentation and aged for 6 months in traditional oak casks, before spending 30 months on lees to yield a full array of aromas and flavours from this exceptional English chalk valley vineyard.

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Perfect with a wide range of light and creamy dishes.  Try also with goats cheeses, vegetarian dishes of all varieties and delicate panna cottas .

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Rich peach and nectarine aromas evolving into juicy apricots, peaches and creamy almonds on the palate.  An intense, long and luxuriant sparkling from 2017, which defies its English origin and now graces the wine lists of numerous Michelin starred restaurants.

2018 Rose
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2018 PREAMBLE ROSÉ

Preamble Rosé

Created from small quantities of the intense pinot noir on the Hillside Vineyard, together with late harvested, ripe chardonnay from the Winery Vineyard, this artisanal wine showcases the crisp, delicate, minerality even our rosés can deliver.

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Early flowering and a warm, lengthy season produced the perfectly ripened pinot and chardonnay to create a delicate and vibrant rosé.  Grapes with over 100 days on the vine were gently bunch pressed, base wines created without a malolactic fermentation and softened in traditional oak casks, then aged for 18 months on lees to yield a beautiful array of floral aromas and summer fruit flavours from this exceptional English chalk valley vineyard.

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Perfect with English afternoon tea.  Finger sandwiches.  Scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam.  Macaroons of all flavours.  English summer desserts that are just too sweet without it!

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A vibrant array of ripe summer strawberries and raspberries from the warm and generous 2018 vintage.  Pristine red fruit notes fill the palate with a freshness uncommon in rosés from warmer climates. Delicate floral notes last long after the glass is finished.

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2018 SIGNATURE ROSÉ

Signature Rosé

Created from small quantities of the intense pinot noir on the Winery Bank Vineyard, together with perfectly ripe chardonnay from the Meadow Woods Vineyard, this artisanal wine showcases a luxuriant and rich rosé from an outstanding pinot noir vintage.

Magnums of our Signature Rosé are now available directly from the winery.

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Early flowering and a warm, lengthy season produced the perfectly ripened pinot to create a delicate and vibrant rosé.  Grapes with over 100 days on the vine were gently bunch pressed, base wines created without a malolactic fermentation and softened in traditional oak casks, then aged for 18 months on lees to yield a beautiful array of floral aromas and summer fruit flavours from this exceptional English chalk valley vineyard.

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Rich and sumptuous to pair easily with food and bring luxuriant fruit flavours to the fore in all manner of deserts.  Perfect for Christmas by the fire or an early evening aperitif with friends.

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A luxuriant array of ripe fraises de bois, raspberries and hibiscus from the warm and generous 2018 vintage.  Pristine red fruit notes fill the palate and stay with you long after the glass is finished.

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2018 PREAMBLE

2018 Preamble

From high up in the stunning Stonor Valley, this artisanal, Pinot Noir dominant, reserve wine brings together our finest Hill Top Chardonnays and late-harvested Winery Bank Pinot Noirs from the warm summer of 2018.

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A memorable vintage allowed grapes to grow and ripen for over 100 days on the vine and base wines to be created without a malolactic fermentation. Gentle exposure to oak casks, regular bâtonnage and 30 months aging on lees allowed the familiar apricot, white peach, and orange citrus notes from our Preamble wines to emerge in a luxuriant expression of this exceptional English chalk valley vineyard.

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Perfect both before and with food as the delicate intensity of the wines compliments a wide range of appetisers, white meats, fish and asian inspired dishes. 

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Delicate plum and pears on the nose evolving into the rich apricots, peaches and ripe limes on the palate that are a trademark of our Preamble wines. A rich, long and luxuriant sparkling from 2018, perfect for any celebration and a beautiful accompaniment to many different dishes and desserts.

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