Coates & Seely
Coates and Seely is the brainchild of Christian Seely and Nicholas Coates. The pair spent a year scouring Southern England for the ideal place to make excellent sparkling wine. In 2008 they found the
Wooldings, tucked away in a secluded valley near Whitchurch, on the chalk downlands of Hampshire.
The vineyards now total 24 hectares and are planted with the Champagne varieties Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. They refurbished the original buildings and imported first class winery equipment.
The Rose was the first release, followed by the Blanc de Blancs. Both carry the terms
Methode Britannique, and
Britagne (pronounced Brit~an~ye) on the label, a testament to the quality and individuality of sparkling wines here that will at least rival their French neighbours!