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Col’19, 2019

By Tillingham

  • Region: Sussex
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Colour: White
  • Style: Sparkling
  • Grape Varieties: 43% Pinot Noir 29% Auxerrois 22% Chardonnay 6% Pinot Meunier
  • Soil type: Chalk, Clay
  • Vessel type: Clay Pot - Kvevri/qvevri, Stainless Steel
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.
  • Low sulphite.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 15 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:Alcohol: 9% Suitable V&V • Pinot Noir: Whole bunch pressed, fermented in stainless steel. • Auxerrois: 23% whole bunch pressed, fermented in steel, the other 6% macerated on skins for 24 hours before pressing to Qvevri. • Chardonnay: Whole bunch pressed to stainless steel • Pinot Meunier: Whole bunch pressed fermented in Qvevri • The four parts were blended into stainless tank before bottling in small batches by gravity with 8 g/L added sugar. Refermented in bottle with wild yeast. Undisgorged. • Minimal Sulphur added • Wild ferment TASTING NOTE: Hazy, pale green gold in appearance. Salty lemon and green apple aromas lead on to a zippy palate: bright and slightly creamy with good length and grip.

About Tillingham

Sussex, United Kingdom

Tillingham is set amongst 70 acres of rolling hills and woodlands with far reaching views along the Tillingham River valley and across to the fortified, hill top town of Rye, East Sussex, to the sea and the Romney salt marshes beyond. This mixed farm, which dates from the 13th century, is home to vineyards, fruit trees, ancient woodland and livestock.