Meunier Brut Blanc de Noirs 2014

£39.00 inc. VAT & duty

Exceptional Pinot Meunier Limited Edition. This wine is an elegant Blanc de Noirs with lime-citrus top notes flying over subtle orchard fruit flavours, underpinned by a purity and minerality that is both refreshing and deliciously easy to enjoy.

Meunier 2014 was awarded Gold by IWSC in 2018 and by The IEWA in 2019.

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Tasting Notes

Judges’ Comments from IEWA 2019: “Almond stone with splendid acidity”; “Lovely developed nose of brioche. Good mouth texture, vibrant acidity.”; “Nose is distinctly champagne-like with biscuit/nutty undertones. Pleasing bitterness on the lengthy finish”; “Long finish, well rounded”; “Very pleasant, balanced and English. Distinct. Almonds and soft stone fruit. Definitive length which would pair well with food. Still tasting it and enjoying the mouth feel”

Delivery & Returns

Prices and Delivery

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Delivery to some rural areas of Scotland may not be possible by courier. If this is the case we will quote you alternatives if they are available to us.

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Wines are offered subject to availability. We reserve the right to alter prices.

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Delivery of goods to you

We prefer to arrange delivery on a Tuesday to Friday basis so that our wine does not sit in hot warehouses over the weekend.  Where possible we will try to accommodate your preference for delivery date. Delivery on Saturdays is available at an extra cost. Saturday delivery costs will be quoted to you prior to purchase if required.  Generally wine will be dispatched within three days of our receiving your payment in full. You will be notified by email from the Courier that your wine is on the way.

We will deliver the goods ordered by you to the address you give us for delivery at the time you make your order. To expedite delivery we will ask you for a contact phone number at the delivery address, the full postal address including postcode and a contact email address for the recipient of the goods.

Please note that at those times of the year when high volumes of orders are being placed, e.g. Christmas, Easter etc., we cannot always guarantee delivery within the usual timeframe as we are dependant on the courier.

Our courier will normally deliver between 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. If you are not at the delivery address at the time the Courier calls, the Courier will only leave wine in a safe place if you have given us specific instructions to do so prior to despatch.

You will become the owner of the goods you have ordered when we have received payment in full for the goods and they have been delivered to you. Once goods have been delivered to you they will be held at your own risk and we will not be liable for their loss, damage or destruction.

Returns Policy

If you are unhappy with the quality of any of our wines please return them, with proof of purchase to the company from whom you purchased them.

All goods must be returned in their original condition and wrapping, therefore please take care when unpacking goods and repacking.

Once you have notified us that you are cancelling your contract, any sum paid to by bank transfer will be re-credited to your account as soon as possible and in any event within 30 days of your order PROVIDED THAT the goods in question are returned by you and received by us in the condition they were in when delivered to you. If you do not return the goods delivered to you or do not pay the costs of delivery, we shall be entitled to deduct the direct costs of recovering the goods from the amount to be re-credited to you.

Description

The wine is made from a selection from two separate Pinot Meunier parcels at our Lakestreet Vineyard.

The Pinot Meunier grapes are normally a part of our Tradition Brut Blanc de Noirs blend, but when they show exceptional quality we make them into a single varietal cuvée.

Technical Information

Meunier is a limited edition release. It is an elegant Blanc de Noirs with lime-citrus top notes flying over
subtle orchard fruit flavours, underpinned by a purity and minerality that is both refreshing and deliciously easy to enjoy.

The wine is made from a selection from two separate Pinot Meunier parcels at our Lakestreet vineyard. Normally a part of our Tradition Brut Blanc de Noirs blend, the exceptional quality of the Meunier fruit in 2014 persuaded us to make it into a single varietal cuvée.

It is another good example of the top quality innovative wines that are being made by the creative team at Fox & Fox, at their two vineyards at Mayfield in East Sussex.

Vintage: 2014
Number of bottles: 1,647
Winemaking: Traditional Method | Steel tank & Bottle Fermentation | Un-filtered
Cépage: 95% Pinot Meunier/5% Chardonnay
Single vineyard: Lakestreet Vineyard LLP
Time on lees: 34 months minimum
Disgorged: June 2018
Dosage: 9 g/L
Clones: Dijon/Burgundy clones selected for flavour
Soil: Clay loam and greensand over sandstone with Ironstone shale beds
Aspect: South South West | Slope: 3% to 22%
Microclimate: Two parcels, one high, but sheltered by woodland on its windward side, on slightly sandier soils, and the other lower down on a sheltered plateau with sloped western margin, open and sunny, protected from the wind by its topography and surrounding woodlands,
Elevation: 85m to 118m
Awards: Gold: IWSC 2018

 

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"A platinum award winner, which is top of the top, from England, home grown, this is Fox & Fox from Sussex. I'm so delighted that they've won. Putting England on the map, it really shows the calibre is there. The zing, the brightness!"
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