Blackbook, GMF Sparkling, England 2017
(at Battersea, London, 29 Jun 2020)
Drinking Window: 2020 - 2022
The second vintage of a traditional-method, col fondo style sparkling wine, this was an accidental wine, says winemaker Sergio Verrillo. The Seyval Blanc Oxfordshire grapes were originally destined for a still wine but after six months ageing, he decided they were perfect for sparkling. Whole bunch pressed to a mix of stainless steel and old Burgundy barrels, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation before spending seven months on lees and being bottled undisgorged. Cloudy in the glass, it has a lovely chalky quality, firm, with dried lemon peel and elderflower notes, and mouthwatering acidity. Exciting stuff.
100% Seyval Blanc