JENKYN PLACE BRUT CUVÉE 2014
Though this wine is ‘fresh, fragrant and delicate’, it has a ‘core’ which would be the envy of every Pilates/Yoga aficionado in the world. It is lively, has real vibrance, and it is fine-boned, elegant and precise. The 2014 is made of 60% Chardonnay (62% in 2013), with 25% Pinot Noir and 15% Pinot Meunier, so it shares many family characteristics of its 2013 sibling. Having aged for many years in bottle, this is fantastic to drink now, with crisp acidity and compelling Chardonnay dynamism on the palate. This is the 9th Vintage from the 13 acres now planted at Jenkyn Place, Bentley. The historic site of one of Britain’s most highly prized hop farms.
As a vegetarian and vegan wine, a top pairing is certainly fresh crudités with hummus and falafels. It compliments seafood dishes, ceviche or prawn cocktail, and is still able to stand up proudly as a compliment to stronger flavours of Parmesan, goats’ cheese, Boursin or chorizo.
60% Chardonnay with 25% Pinot Noir and 15% Pinot Meunier (the three classic grape varieties used in Champagne).
Time on lees: 49 months
Disgorged: Sept 2019
Total Acidity: 8.0 g/l
Reducing Sugar: 6.7 g/l
JENKYN PLACE BRUT CUVÉE 2013
Jenkyn Place has released its Classic Cuvée which is young and fresh in style with a Chardonnay led blend, reminiscent of previous vintages.
On the nose a whiff of flinty smoke, lead pencil, and chalky green apples. Such precision and energy on the attack of the palate is very typical of the Jenkyn Place earlier vintages. The vineyard speaks again with this 2013: austere elements meet restrained power and latent richness; there is a feeling of compactness, slow-to-unfurl density and a rising, gentle florality. Youthful still, even 4 years after vintage, there is huge development potential here. Chardonnay-dominant as always, it combines the steeliness of a young Cotes de Blancs champagne with the tightrope acidity of the very best English sparkling wines. Fantastic clarity, purity, and engaging length will allow this wine excellent ageing prowess over the next 2-6 years.
3 years lees ageing.
Recommended as an aperitif especially with fresh seafood flavours, and also delightfully palatable on its own.
The recommended retail price for a 75cl bottle is £29.50
62% Chardonnay, 24% Pinot Noir, 14% Pinot Meunier
Time on lees: 70 months
Disgorged: May 2017
Total Acidity: 10.6 g/l
Reducing Sugar: 7.4 g/l