Camel Valley Chardonnay Brut 2009

Very fruity with a delicate texture and creamy aromas on the nose.

There’s some interesting oak when you smell the wine, but because this bubbly isn’t actually oaked, you get this beautiful – almost angelic – delicacy of fruit on the palette, followed by a tingle of acidity.

It’s easy to see why this is an award-winning wine. Aged on its lees for over a year gives it a real yeasty character. This is one of my favourite tastings.

Available directly from the winemaker’s estate at £24.95 (Camel Valley, Jan 2015), this is another wine proving that the English are easily among those who do bubbly best.

 

Serve with…

…fish. This Blanc-de-Blanc’s delicacy, floral and creamy aromas and fruity mouthfeel makes it a stunning match with light and oily fish dishes. Try with mackeral for a particularly interesting match.

BFW Rating


Overall

Supremely delicate with creamy aromas and plenty of fruit.

Body:
Dry


Variety:
Chardonnay


Region:
Cornwall, England


Alcohol:
12.5%

Vintage:
2009


Price:
££ (Medium)


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