75cl * Vegan * 12% ABV * Sussex, England
Owned by the Goring family (owners of the synonymous London hotel) since 1743, Wiston Estate was converted into a 16-acre vineyard on the south-facing chalk slopes of the Sussex South Downs in 2006. The estate is run according to sustainable principles, with no herbicides sprayed on the soil.
The Wiston Blanc de Blancs NV is delightfully fresh with vibrant acidity and impeccable balance. Crisp green apple and delicate notes of kumquat are leading the way with flinty minerality. The wine finishes soft, crisp and clean. Critics said this wine is made to sip by the sea with a huge plate of freshly shucked oysters, and yet also is an exceptional wine for all occasions. I'd say we pretty much agree!