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Sugrue #ZODO

12% abv

Vol- 75cl

This multi vintage cuvee is a cracking blend of 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir. The fruit is largely sourced from the Mount Harry Vineyard in East Sussex, with around 20% of the fruit coming from the Storrington Priory Vineyard in West Susses. Both vineyards were planted in May 2006.

All hand picked, the grapes undergo a gentle press in a traditional Coquard basket press. 50% of the wine was fermented in 500l old Burgundy puncheons without malolactic fermentation. The remaining 50% was left in stainless steel and did go through malolactic fermentation. The wine spent around 4 and half years on lees before disgorgement. A tiny addition of dosage at 1.6g/l was added. The current blend is based on the 2014 vintage with reserve wines from 2009 and 2011. 1770 bottles produced.

“This is just a killer English sparkling wine that is one of the most Champagne-like in style. It has a very intense, delineated bouquet of Granny Smith apple, crushed stone and sea cave aromas. The palate is exquisitely balanced with fine weight and density, yet paradoxically seems nimble and light on its feet. Razor-sharp acidity and just a light twist of sour lemon on the finish. This is outstanding.”
Neal Martin
94 points
Drinking window: 2021 – 203

£59.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

Limited stock, only 4 remaining

In 2006, acclaimed winemaker Dermot Sugrue planted at Storrington Priory, a small vineyard at the foot of the South Downs. The first release of Sugrue was ‘The Trouble with Dreams’ 2009 vintage which went on sale in 2013, rapidly gaining critical acclaim.
Some years after a degree in Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, Dermot studied Viticulture and Oenology at Plumpton College, Sussex. Following vintages in the UK he completed two seasons working in Bordeaux, at Chateau l’Eglise-Clinet, Pomerol and Chateau Leoville-Barton, St Julien. He joined Nyetimber in 2003 and was appointed Winemaker in 2004. Over the following years he oversaw Nyetimber’s emergence as one of the world’s greatest sparkling wine producers. He worked the 2006 vintage in Champagne for Jacquinot & Fils before joining Harry and Pip Goring to set up Wiston Estate winery, which is where he also crafts Sugrue. Dermot is also the winemaker for a number of highly respected wines produced under contract at Wiston, including Digby Fine English, Jenkyn Place and new producer Black Dog Hill as well as a good number of others.

Dermot has been hailed England's best winemaker by the legends that are Steven Spurrier & Hugh Johnson.

Reference #:
12 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

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Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.
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Deliveries are normally between 09.00 and 17.00 Tuesday to Friday and a signature is required on receipt of delivery. (We do not ship on a Friday for Monday delivery unless specifically requested to do so).

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A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.

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