Our second Lady Elizabeth vintage, the 2015, came from a really interesting year for Pinot Noir. The grapes were carefully selected hand-harvested fruit, picked much later than usual into the year. After a cooler August and early September, there was something of an Indian summer thus we picked and whole-bunch pressed some wonderful late-ripened pinot.
A mid salmon colour with a fine mousse. Bags of red fruit, cranberries and rhubarb and strawberries on the front palate, and really pronounced Pinot Noir character on the finish.
This wine has been much acclaimed in the press and we are almost sold out. The 75cl iteration won a silver medal at the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships, and we will always consider this vintage as the one that announced our arrival on the English Sparkling Wine scene, following the tiny and more experimental 2014 release. It has defined the Lady Elizabeth style, albeit that, as a single vintage and varietal, we will always be subject to the vagaries of the harvest of one season.
As a rule of thumb, a magnum should be considered for at least twice as long on its lees as a 75cl bottle and so here we are, nearly six years on, and the magnums are finally ready.
This is certainly the most handmade of all our releases. Hand harvested fruit, hand riddled on a pupitre, hand disgorged and hand dosaged (with a medical syringe!) at 7g/l. Then the magnificent giant bottles are hand labelled, hand foiled and are packed into handmade presentation boxes. The labels are individually printed with the unique limited edition numbers, each one available by selection on a first-come-first-served basis.
NUMBER RESERVATION: Please send DM to firstname.lastname@example.org to request specific number or one will be assigned. Emails will be replied in strict order and numbers applied accordingly. Payment secures the number!
We currently only deliver to mainland UK. We aim to deliver within 48 hours of receiving an order, although we are subject to seasonal vagrancies. Delivery within the UK for this unique edition is included in the price. There is no additional charge for multiple orders.