Grape Pinot Blanc, Auxerrois
Producer Stopham Estate
Winemaker Simon Woodhead Alcohol 11.5% Bottle size 75cl
‘Precision and Passion’ is the mission statement behind Simon Woodhead and his team at Stopham Estate. Simon used to design automotive sensors at TAG McLaren F1 – that’s the ‘precision’ before indulging his ‘passion’ and enrolling at Plumpton College to study viticulture. Such a background combined with a fantastic location has produced a delicious fizz using Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc harvested in 2009.
Pear on the nose with pink grapefruit, melon and sweet fennel on the palate. It has zippy acidity balanced by succulent sweetness which lasts well into the lengthy finish. Great little wine.