Sugrue The Trouble With Dreams 2017 Magnum
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Following vintages in the UK he completed two seasons working in Bordeaux, at Chateau l’Eglise-Clinet, Pomerol and Chateau Leoville-Barton, St Julien. He joined Nyetimber in 2003 and was appointed Winemaker in 2004. Over the following years he oversaw Nyetimber’s emergence as one of the world’s greatest sparkling wine producers.He worked the 2006 vintage in Champagne for Jacquinot & Fils before joining Harry and Pip Goring to set up Wiston Estate winery, which is where he also crafts Sugrue. Dermot is also the winemaker for a number of highly respected wines produced under contract at Wiston, including Digby Fine English, Jenkyn Place and new producer Black Dog Hill as well as a good number of others.
WINEMAKING: Current vintage of Trouble With Dreams – a blend of 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, featuring fruit from Jenkyn Place Vineyard in Hampshire owing to tiny harvests in our Sussex vineyards due to damaging late Spring frosts. 90% fermented in stainless steel, 10% barrel fermentation with partial malolactic (MLF).
TASTING NOTES: Notes of flint, oyster shell, pineapple with crushed grains, hay and shortbread. On the palate a distinct salinity with sharp Chardonnay attack making the wine precise, pure and clean. Acidity and tropical fruit flavours are balanced with biscuit and pastry tones giving richness and complexity. Restrained and fine, this has outstanding potential for further development.