Blackdown Ridge Primordia 2014
|Grapes||Pinot Noir, Chardonnay|
|Food pairing||Fish, Shellfish, Pork, Chicken|
On the palate is a really lively citrus quality – it’s more lemon sherbet than lemon zest, prompting a lovely tingling sensation. Richer fruity flavours continue on the mid-taste – ripe apricot with juicy apple and pear. A fine mousse with those deliciously rounded fruit flavours make this a really enjoyable and smooth drinking sparkling wine, whilst that persistent sherbet lemon quality keeps it refreshing and light.
Pairing tips: Primordia pairs extremely well with fish, seafood and white meats, etc., also wonderful for aperitifs, as well as making for some magnificent cocktails, too. A perfect accompaniment to fresh native oysters or smoked salmon on crostini.
Serving temperature: 8-10ºC
Silver at the Independent English Wine Awards 2017.
Bronze at the UK Wine Awards 2017.
Silver at the International Wines and Spirits Competition 2017.
Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier.
About the winemaking processes:
A warm and dry September meant that the 2014 vintage was one to remember! The fruit was picked and fermented individually with fermentation being carried out in stainless steel tanks using Champagne yeast strains. After malolactic fermentation, the three varietals were blended to create a wine with balance and finesse. The wine was disgorged and released after 14 months on the lees.