Mosquito Hill Blanc de Blancs 2016
The wine continues the tradition of elegant Blanc de Blancs from Mosquito Hill. It has a slightly fuller palate than the 2015, which, if anything improves the drinkability of the wine (If anything can improve the drinkability of Mosquito Hill Blanc de Blancscomment from biased Mosquito Hill winemaker!).
The wine is a typical Blanc de Blancs style, which has a fine and persistent bead and the merest hints of vanilla, almond and fresh bread on the refreshing and dry finish.
Winemaking: The grapes were whole bunch pressed and cold settling of the juice was undertaken for 48 hrs. The juice was then racked off its solids and fermentation, using an inoculated yeast, took place in stainless steel tanks.
Bottling: This is undertaken at Lodestone where it is left on lees until the wine is needed. The second disgorgement took place in April 2019 and liquoring led to an addition of sugar content to 7 gms/litre, which is moderately low by Champagne standards. Further disgorgements will take place when stocks run low.