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Sugrue The Trouble with Dreams 2014

Dermot Sugrue's 'The Trouble with Dreams' is a pure and elegant, multi-award winning, vintage sparkling wine made from a classic blend of barrel-fermented Chardonnay (60%) and Pinot Noir (40%) grapes. A portion of the fruit for this vintage was sourced from the Storrington Priory Vineyard, whilst the majority of grapes came from the exceptional Mount Harry Vineyard near Lewes, in East Sussex. Both of the vineyards are located in Sussex, sitting above the 50th parallel and are influenced by a cool coastal climate. The vineyards have east and south-easterly aspects respectively, encouraging the maximum exposure to the sun, assisting ripening in this capricious climate. The soils are dominated by South Downs chalk which provides superior drainage for the vines, as well as imparting great elegance and finesse to the wines.  Fifty percent of the juice was fermented in a combination of old oak barriques and 500 litre puncheons, while the remaining 50% was fermented in stainless steel tanks, where malolactic fermentation was encouraged, softening the resulting wine. This sparkling wine was made using the traditional method, with the secondary fermentation taking place in the bottle. A classic blend of barrel fermented Chardonnay and Pinot Noir boasting great purity and elegance, with lemon and apple aromas leading to a palate of delicate stone fruit and refreshingly crisp acidity. This is long, complex and absolutely delicious.

Wine File
Producer:
Sugrue South Downs
Country:
Great Britain
Region:
England
Sub Region:
Sussex
Style:
Sparkling Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Chardonnay
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
12.0%
Vegan:
Yes
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
9
£43.00

The Producer Sugrue South Downs | East Sussex

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