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Col '17 Tillingham Estate English Sparkling Wine

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One Line Description Col '17 Tillingham Estate, experimental Sparkling wine, natural fermentation, no added sulphur, unfiltered.
Production Method Natural
Country England English
Region Sussex, England
Producer Tillingham
Vintage 2017
Wine Type Champagne and Sparkling Wine
Wine Style Light bodied
Grape Blend Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
Alcohol 10% abv
Total Sulphur Level Below 50 mg/l
Maturation Col Fondo Method, left on lees in bottle
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Drink young
Production Detail No chemical intervention, no added sulphur, no disgorging, no dosage, lightly sparkling.
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Zero Added Sulphites (Sulphur), Vegan, Hazy, Cloudy/Totally Unfiltered, Unfined, Slight Fizz/Petillant, Funky Aromas, Unfiltered
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Col '17 Tillingham Estate, experimental Sparkling wine, natural fermentation, no added sulphur, unfiltered. Col is made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier grapes, some of which were whole bunch, some crushed, some de-stemmed, which were fermented naturally. The fermentation takes place in a mixture of tank and 30% 2nd fill Burgundy barrels, then blended and bottled by the almighty power of gravity. As it went into the bottle a touch of sugar was added just to kick start the 2nd fermentation which left the resulting sparkling wine totally dry. Unlike most champagne method sparkling wines, this was not disgorged and nothing was added - no sulphur or dosage. The final wine is slightly hazy, with soft, small bubbles and aromas of toasty, creamy baked apples. The finish is long and dry with a lovely crisp acidity.


Tillingham is a fantastic project run by Ben Walgate in East Sussex. It is situated off a winding country lane on a slope leading down to the Tillingham River which meanders down to Rye. Ben has already set about using organic compost across his five acres, and he plans to introduce sheep onto the land in the spring to help naturally control cover crop and weeds. He's even experimenting with biodynamic preparations (such as 500) so as to improve the health of his soil. Now here's a man who's serious about natural wine making!  In all Ben has planted around 10,000 plants including thirteen English and International grape varieties. His style is experimental, preferring natural methods and a 'try-it-and-see' approach, which is yielding some great results from this budding winemaker.  Great to see such passion and instinct from English wineries.

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    Georgina Cook09/07/2019

    Excellent selection on wine - pretty much the only place online that I could find a wide variety of producers on one site. Easy to order and excellent customer service. When I was having trouble with my payment, I was met with all the help I needed to have my order arrive in time for a special birthday. Thank you again! Appreciate all the help and look forward to ordering more over the summer!

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