Really impressed with this new release from Ambriel, a sparkling wine producer based in Sussex. It has spent 5.5 years on its lees, and is the first vintage wine that Ambriel have produced. They have 9.5 hectares on south-facing free-draining greensand soils.
Ambriel Blanc de Blancs 2010 England
11% alcohol. From south-facing slopes in the South Downs. This is really good: there’s just a slight lift to the intense citrussy nose, with an apple twist and some subtle toast. The palate shows herby, spicy complexity with ripe apple and fresh citrus notes, finishing with keen acidity. There’s a lovely mineral core to this wine. Great focus. 91/100
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