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Westwell Blanc de Blancs
£48.00

Westwell

Westwell Blanc de Blancs

Country: England
Region: Kent
Grape: Chardonnay
Colour: Sparkling
Bottle Size: 75cl 
Alcohol: 12% 
Vintage: 2013

"Gorgeous creamy aroma, not too toasty but deliciously so. Such pure citrus fruit. Refined texture, great balance between high acidity and just enough residual to balance. Tightly wound, intense and long. Driving citrus purity and elegant autolytic influence  more subtle than on the late disgorged. Impressive, very fine mousse. Drink 2021–2024" 17 points, Julia Harding MW

Adrian Pike took over the Westwell estate from previous owner John Rowe in 2017. This single estate vineyard is located on the chalky soil slopes of the North Downs in Kent, and is planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Ortega.

Prior to working in wine Adrian made his name in the independent music sector and has brought some of that spirit along with him into the English wine world. 

After graduating from Plumpton College,  Adrian gained experience at Davenport Vineyards, learning the importance, and sometimes difficulty, of organic viticulture in England. When he left to run Westwell he convinced viticulturist Marcus Goodwin (who was at Davenport for over 20 years) to join him.

Combined with a pragmatic approach to vineyard management and what is truly an exceptional vineyard site, we are thrilled to see the continuous developments occurring at Westwell.

“We took over Westwell in the summer of 2017. Having tasted through
the sparkling wines which we had inherited (from previous owner and
winemaker John Rowe), we realised that there some real jewels amongst
them. The 2013 Blanc de Blancs was one of the highlights - a pristine and
elegant Chardonnay with the acidity for longevity. We feel that now is the
right time to release it, but we’re also holding 500 back for a zero dosage
release in a couple of year’s time. The current iteration has a modest
dosage of 6g per litre. It’s a real celebration of Chardonnay and how it
can develop with careful ageing.” - Adrian Pike

PRODUCER NOTES

Adrian Pike took over the Westwell estate from previous owner John Rowe in 2017. This single estate vineyard is located on the chalky soil slopes of the North Downs in Kent, and is planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Ortega.

Prior to working in wine Adrian made his name in the independent music sector and has brought some of that spirit along with him into the English wine world. 

After graduating from Plumpton College,  Adrian gained experience at Davenport Vineyards, learning the importance, and sometimes difficulty, of organic viticulture in England. When he left to run Westwell he convinced viticulturist Marcus Goodwin (who was at Davenport for over 20 years) to join him.

Combined with a pragmatic approach to vineyard management and what is truly an exceptional vineyard site, we are thrilled to see the continuous developments occurring at Westwell.

FARMING & WINEMAKING NOTES

“We took over Westwell in the summer of 2017. Having tasted through
the sparkling wines which we had inherited (from previous owner and
winemaker John Rowe), we realised that there some real jewels amongst
them. The 2013 Blanc de Blancs was one of the highlights - a pristine and
elegant Chardonnay with the acidity for longevity. We feel that now is the
right time to release it, but we’re also holding 500 back for a zero dosage
release in a couple of year’s time. The current iteration has a modest
dosage of 6g per litre. It’s a real celebration of Chardonnay and how it
can develop with careful ageing.” - Adrian Pike