55% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier. All steel, c.3 years on lees.
Made by Ridgeview for Waitrose from grapes grown at Waitrose’s own Leckford farm in Hampshire.
2015 really is a bit up and down in England – the fruit here is not perhaps quite up to previous releases, although it’s cleanly-made and acceptable value at the offer price of sub £20. Apple, meadow flowers and a touch of cowslip greenness, a bit lean in truth but there are some nice yellow stone fruit and pale pastry tones. 15