Danebury - Cossack 2011English Sparkling White
Made from a blend of 95% Auxerrois Blanc (a cross between Gouais Blanc and Pinot Noir sharing the ancestry of Chardonnay) and 5% Rulander grapes (a German synonym for Pinot Gris). It is crafted using the traditional bottle fermentation method and aged for approximately four years on its lees. A classically structured wine that lasts on the palate. Equally delightful to drink either on its own or with food.
The nose has fragrant charm orange blossom the palate starts with fresh fruit lime and slightly richer grapefruit. Mid depth white peach, pear a complex mix of flavours but there is underlying freshness pink grapefruit and apple the finish long mineral and flinty.