Fraîcheur Barrel Matured
FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 2020
An individual, special wine.
YOU CAN RESERVE THIS WINE, CURRENTLY IN BARREL, IN ADVANCE.
Wine matured in our two Seguin Moreau "Fraicheur" oak barriques.
Our 2018 Madeleine Anvevine has been maturing in the older barrel since March 2019. It s the 4th wine from this barrel and on tasting in Feb 2020 we decided the wine needed more intensity from the oak and acacia, so have left it to mature for another 6 months.
The 2016 vintage won a GOLD MEDAL and the CHALLENGE CUP trophy in the then SWVA regional awards 2018 and a GOLD MEDAL in the Independent English Wine Awards (IEWA) 2019, the only competitions it entered. The 2017 vintage again won GOLD and the CHALLENGE CUP in the WineGB WestAwards 2019, the only competition it entered before selling out.
Our 2nd, brand new, Fraîcheur barrique was filled with 2019 Madeleine Angevine in January 2020. We will decide whether or not to blend the two when we taste them before bottling in August.
Only around 290 bottles from each barrel, each bottle hand numbered. No capsule over the natural cork closure.
This barrel was specially developed to enhance light, white varietal wines by Seguin Moreau of Cognac, respected French coopers. The oak is fine-grained and extremely lightly toasted and the barrel has acacia heads, adding brighter notes to the oak.
Maximum allocation 24 bottles, minimum 6.
£10 deposit for each 6 to reserve.
We will send you e-mailed confirmation when we receive your reservation. We shall contact you again after bottling to let you know our decision aboout blending and discuss which option you would like if we bottle the two vintages separately. We shall invoice you for the balance due and ship the wine directly you pay.
We expect to bottle in August 2020 although the current Covid-19 situation may delay things at the winery a little.
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Reserve 6, 12, 18 or 24 bottles.
£10 deposit for each 6 bottles
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