From one of England’s most highly regarded producers of fizz, the Première Cuvée makes a divine celebratory glassful. It’s already received 17.5/20 from Jancis Robinson, who raved about notes of “Seville oranges, spice and meadow hay and shortbread”.
"If smell had a sound, this would be a cello: deep, Seville oranges, spice, meadow hay and shortbread"
Jancis Robinson MW
As its name suggests, this is the flagship Cuvée from Hambledon – the first English estate to produce wines commercially. That was in the 1950s after the estate’s owner Major-General Sir Guy Salisbury-Jones planted a vineyard in a spare field. A Francophile and a wine lover, he did a good job, and Hambledon’s wines won Golds and were served at important state occasions. Fast forward to the early 2000s, and a new start with a new owner, Ian Kellett. Ian planted Champagne grapes Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, invested in a new winery and brought in one of Champagne’s best chefs de cave as winemaker, Hervé Jestin. Today their wines gain many awards. This Première Cuvée is a superb blend of Chardonnay and Pinots long aged on lees.
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