The Tasting Experience
Hundred Hills is is delighted to offer a new two and a half hour gastronomic experience consisting of a private guided tour of the vineyards and winery, curated tasting and light buffet lunch in the winery tasting room, overlooking the casks and vines for six guests.
The 10th Anniversary Case
Enjoy a range of some of the finest wines from Hundred Hills. Beautifully presented and each distinct from one another, this selection showcases the variety delivered across differing parcels at Hundred Hills, across two very different vintages.
2019 Preamble No.2
An early budburst followed by a long, cool and dry season combined to yield a perfect harvest late in October. We created base wines using Pinot Noir grapes from our east facing winery bank and Chardonnays on our southeast facing hillside, each with over 100 days on the vine.
The wines underwent alcoholic fermentation and a full malolactic fermentation largely in oak casks and barrels, then were bottled with 36 months on lees. This artisanal wine shows the concentration of our Pinot Noir balanced by fresher, lighter Chardonnay in the cool 2019 vintage.
2019 Hillside No.3
A very late harvested ‘third pass’ pick of our Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from right across our south-facing vineyard parcels. Soft, creamy texture with lemon curd, mandarin, cherry and delicate pineapple notes on the palate.
“Much more recognisably champagne-like than the Preambles. Really sophisticated. Good grip on the palate and a dry but not drying finish. Long. Good mousse.” – Jancis Robinson 2022 (www.jancisrobinson.com)
2019 Blanc de Blancs
An early budburst followed by a long, cool and dry season combined to yield a perfect harvest late in October. We created base wines using grapes from our Hilltop single parcel with over 100 days on the vine. The wines underwent alcoholic fermentation and a full malolactic fermentation in traditional oak cask, and then were 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 fresh 2019 vintage.
2018 Illustration No.1
Made in small quantities, our latest release and a precursor to our Illustration series, showcasing the very finest, long-aging wines, we feel each vintage in turn has offered us. A proven combination of Chardonnay 95 from our steep Hillside vineyards and Pinot Noir 115 from our Winery Bank vineyard, with 40 months on the lees, fermentation in wood, and a partial-malo, this is a unique sparkling finished in extra brut form. Warm, rich notes of yellow plums and apricots, ripe red apple skins and raspberries, with a savouriness and salinity on the finish that only emphasises its delicacy. Drink any time before 2040!
2018 Zero Dosage
Produced in very small quantities for those who already know and love our highly structured blanc de blancs. A beautiful ‘first-pass’ selection of only the very ripest grapes from our Pinot Noir and Chardonnays, looking to maximise the acidity from a warm vintage, with long aging in mind. With 40 months on the lees, fermentation in wood, and a partial-malo this is a unique sparkling finished in zero dosage form.
Special Edition Gift Set
Enjoy a taste of the finest limited edition wines from Hundred Hills starting with our vintage defining 2018 Illustration No.1, through to our acclaimed single-parcel 2019 Blanc de Blancs, and finishing with our rich and renowned 2019 Blanc de Noirs.
Together these three wines showcase the range of fine wines emerging from Hundred Hills, whose wines have now appeared at over 30 of the very top Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK, pairing with some truly fabulous culinary creations.
2018 Blanc de Blancs
This single parcel wine showcases the exceptional Chardonnay grown in our Hill Top vineyard from the outstanding 2018 vintage. Perhaps a more delicate and intricate sparkling than its 2017 predecessor, the rich citrus and yuzu notes are all in place today and will undoubtedly evolve beautifully for decades to come.
“Greenish straw. Broad and more oak influence than tartness, though the finish is bone dry. Saline and complex. Excellent in my glass! This would be good with oysters” – Jancis Robinson 2022 (www.jancisrobinson.com)
2019 Blanc de Noirs
Last few bottles remaining
A single parcel, all Pinot Noir, sparkling from our south facing Hillside vineyard. The long, dry 2019 vintage allowed grapes to be harvested with over 110 days on the vine. Rich, macerated summer berries and spices shine through with ripe nectarines and peaches on the long finish.
“Fairly rich nose. Really mouth-filling. Round and orangey and super-clean. Complete. Very much a gastro-wine. Just lovely already and reaches every nook and cranny on the palate.”
– Jancis Robinson 2022 (www.jancisrobinson.com)
2018 Signature Rosé
Six bottles of the luxuriant and delicious Signature Rosé from 2018. Full of intense wild strawberries, juicy raspberries and memories of hot summer days.
Enjoyed at Alain Ducasse with their iconic lobster medallions, chicken quenelles, Périgord truffles and homemade semolina pasta.