FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 2020
An individual, special limited-edition wine. Eagerly awaited
and available to reserve, up to 24 bottles.
Wine matured in our two Seguin Moreau "Fraicheur" oak barriques.
The 2016 vintage won a GOLD MEDAL and the CHALLENGE CUP trophy in the then SWVA regional awards 2018 and a GOLD MEDAL in the Independent English Wine Awards (IEWA) 2019, the only competitions it entered.
The 2017 vintage again won GOLD and the CHALLENGE CUP in the WineGB West Awards 2019, the only competition it entered before selling out.
This barrel was specially developed to enhance light, white varietal wines by Seguin Moreau of Cognac, respected French coopers. The oak is fine-grained and extremely lightly toasted and the barrel has acacia heads, adding brighter notes to the oak.
Our 2018 Madeleine Anvevine has been maturing in the older barrel since March 2019. It s the 4th wine from this barrel and on tasting in Feb 2020 we decided the wine needed more intensity from the oak and accia, so have left it to mature for another 6 months.
Our 2nd, brand new Fraîcheur barrique was filled with 2019 Madeleine Angevine in January 2020. We will decide whether or not to blend the two when we taste them before bottling in August 2020.
Fully-dry. Only around 290 bottles from each barrel, each bottle hand numbered.
No capsule over the natural cork closure.
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