Tasting Note – Jenkyn Place Brut Cuvée 2009
The near-perfect growing season of 2009 has produced a Jenkyn Place Cuvée which in many ways represents a true single vineyard wine. The wine, a blend of 65% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meunier, is fascinatingly complex, yet quite simple at the same time. The core of ripe, creamy orchard fruit is very much in the background. The driving characteristic of the wine is one of distinct mineral energy - a flint-like 'terroir' character which suggests a vineyard coming of age and reaching a very particular expression in what was an exceptional vintage. The wine was aged for nearly three years on its lees and the high balancing acidity will ensure that this wine will continue to age brilliantly for many years to come. This is the best Jenkyn Place Cuvée to date.
Ageing: Ready to drink now but will develop beautifully over the next 2-3 years.
Serving: A perfect aperitif but also pairs well with poultry and seafood dishes. The Sommelier Wine Awards 2013 awarded it a gold medal for best match with fish and chips – be decadent and give it a try.
Price: The recommended retail price for a 75cl bottle is £28.50.
|Cepage:||65% Chardonnay; 25% Pinot Noir; 10% Pinot Meunier|
|Time on lees:||35 months|
|Total Acidity:||9.4 g/l|
|Reducing Sugar:||11.3 g/l|
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