Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
75cl * 11.5% ABV * Hampshire, England
Exton Park is a 55-acre estate located in the South Down's National Park in Hampshire. The winemaker, Corinne Seely, made the first vintages of the well-regarded Coates & Seely sparkling wines and was a former winemaker at Bordeaux's Lynch-Bages and Domaine de Chevalier, whilst the vineyard manager - Fred Langdale - once tended the vines at Nyetimber. Rather than showing the opulent style that some English fizz producers go for, this multi-vintage blend (mainly based on 2013) is more lithe and precise, with notes of elderflower, citrus cream and blossom aromas. Supremely elegant, we'd drink it with smoked salmon blinis or with brunch.