Fox & Fox CV (Chairman’s Vat) Brut 2014 – Limited Edition

£43.00 inc. VAT & duty

Something of a love story of a wine, CV followed from Gerard thinking about all the grapes we grow and creating in his mind a flavour profile that would capture the essence of all things Fox & Fox.

The result is a wine that sings from the rooftops. Arias of flavour, cascades of refreshment.

Cépage: Pinot noir 60 %, Chardonnay 20%, Pinot gris 20%

A Limited Edition, we made only 1018 bottles so if you want to try it, please buy now.

We’re especially delighted that Chairman’s Vat won Gold at the Sommelier Wine Awards 2020, on its very first awards outing.

Sommelier wine awards 2020 awarded to Fox & Fox English sparkling wine
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Tasting Notes

This so carefully selected blend of Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Pinot gris has a lovely fragrance and a freshness that delivers a real sense of pristine orchard fruit flavours underpinned by citrus zest and hints of brioche. The longer lees aging has given it a gentle weight so that it fills the mouth with creamy bubbles and eddies of entrancing flavours.

Technical Information

A unique one-off, personally blended by Gerard Fox from the 2014 wines in tank. This was his inspiring idea. We tasted and tested the wine in January 2019 and, because we thought it was worth it: we left it for an extra year on lees compared with all our other 2014 wines.

Vintage: 2014

Number of bottles: 1,018 Limited Edition

Winemaking: Traditional Method Steel tank & Bottle Fermentation Un-filtered

Cépage: Pinot noir 60 % Chardonnay 20% Pinot gris 20%

Time on lees: 5 years

Disgorged: December 2019

Dosage: 8.5 g/L

Clones: Dijon/Burgundy clones selected for flavour & Champagne clones for structure.

Soil: Clay loam and greensand over sandstone with Ironstone shale beds

Aspect: Almost due south Slope 5% even slope

Microclimate: Sheltered, especially from westerly weather systems by the bulk of Crowborough Hill (highest point in East Sussex)

Elevation: 69m-83m

Awards: January 2019 sample: IEWA 2019 Silver.


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