Langham 'Classic Cuvée' 2014, Dorset, England - 1.5l
This cuvée has rocketed to national attention in recent times, scooping a range of awards, including a Gold medal at the Sommelier Wine Awards and Best in Show from Decanter. Upon popping the cork of this sparkling wine, it's not hard to see why. The nose pairs fresh, red apples with brioche, while the feel on the palate is impeccably balanced. Acidity offers an air of elegance, with hints of strawberry, pear, melon apricot countering this with a pinch of sweetness. The finish is lingering and appealingly sharp, reminiscent of citrus. One flute of this astonishing sparkling wine will never be enough, so be sure to stock up.
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
WHAT IT GOES WITH
The Langham 2014 Classic Cuvée is the ideal aperitif, served chilled to perfection. It can also be effortlessly paired with food, however, especially appetisers such as canapes. If dining in a more formal setting, pair this cuvée with lean, scaly fish or shellfish for maximum impact.
ABOUT THE VINEYARD
The pride of Dorset, the Langham Estate is located in the Grade II listed Bingham’s Melcombe manor house. The property was purchased by John Langham in 1980, who initially utilised a small scale of vine growth. Over time, the business model has expanded with the Langham Agricultural Estate now covering over 1,000 hectares. The south-facing terroir of the Crawthorne vineyard produces grapes of optimal ripeness, which are handpicked and inspected before selection. Only the finest produce is deemed suitable for use in the fine wines produced under the Langham banner.