Davenport Blanc de Blancs Limney Estate 2015

Davenport Blanc de Blancs
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Davenport Blanc de Blancs Limney Estate , English Sparkling Wine, natural wine, organic wine, Champagne style.  Limney Estate Davenport is a beautiful wine made from one of the very few genuinely natural wine makers in The UK. Will Davenport talks artisan and acts artisan and has now been at it for well over 20 years.  Production is small, the organic vineyards don’t always produce good enough fruit to even make the wine.  They won’t make it if the fruit isn’t good so the 2012 white for example simply didn’t happen.  Davenport are committed to quality and the natural way.  They use only the wild yeast and minimal sulphur, generally well under 50mg/l in his wine.  The new Davenport Blanc de Blancs is made from 100% Chardonnay and aged for 5 years on the lees is a gorgeous glass of mature tasting Champagne style wine.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Natural, Organic
Producer Davenport
Country England
Region Sussex, England
Vintage 2015
Wine Type Champagne and Sparkling Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Chardonnay
Terroir Soil consisting of Sandy Loam & Sandstone, on a west facing slope at 84m above sea level
Alcohol 12%
Maturation 5 years of maturation in the bottle on the lees
Total Sulphur 20 mg/l
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Good, up to 10 years from the vintage
Food Matching Antipasti, On its own, Shellfish

At Davenport Vineyards Will Davenport has been making wines for nearly 20 years, building from a small start up to a collection of vineyard sites that total 24 acres.

The aim is to make wine of the highest quality possible and to make wine that is a true expression of their grape varieties, soil and climate of the vineyards. He believes that the best way to achieve this is by interfering as little as possible and letting nature take its course. The use of organic methods helps to bring the desired results and has the benefit of also minimising our impact on the environment. In the UK climate, even in the South East with temperate whether and warm summers, this is no mean feat, natural production does not deal well with rain. Copper and sulphur are used to control mildew, along with plant extracts made from seaweed, comfrey and nettles. Will himself is something of a nature boy, rough hewn with workers hands and a quiet intelligence. The wines he makes are some of only a few we have tasted that seem to possess a very definite English personality. He seems to be establishing the notion of 'Terroir' in the UK and the wines taste very English (in a good way). He continues to develop and sticks steadfastly to his aim to produce high quality natural English wine even when the weather is really bad!

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  1. John A

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    Produced with as much care for the environment as the wine itself – and the wine is very good indeed. Fresh and more-ish, but no shortage of depth and subtlety. Up there with the best sparklers.

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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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