2010 White Wine
Our first wine and one that we were proud of. From day one it had the particular minerality that we have come
to associate with Higher Plot. As we drank the very last bottles in 2014 we were amazed at how it
still had a freshness and balance of fruit
2010 Sparkling Wine
The wine has rich aromas of lemon, spice and toasted nuts. On the palate it keeps a taut balance between freshness and the minerality typical of Higher Plot with a full ripe finish.. It is 60% Chardonnay
with the remainder split between Pinot Noir and Meunier.
For those that are interested in technical side of life, around half the wine spent 3 months in third use white wine barrels from Smith Haut Lafite
(sadly no relation) It then spent two and a half years in bottle on its lees before disgorgement and was topped up with 2010 still wine
reserved specifically for this use.
As the grapes were small and had plenty of colour, this translated into being a moreish Rose wine.
At first it had a very distinctive wild strawberry aroma which with time became more like Morello Cherry.
Only really sold locally the reaction from people was reassuringly positive and it ended up
on tables as far away as France, Italy, Holland and Switzerland.
The 2013 White Wine had vibrant fragrances of exotic spice and white peach. On the palate it was
beautifully fresh with lovely sweet lemon and lime flavours and classic Higher Plot minerality.
Our 2014 Rose was a delicate pale pink colour with a lovely spicy aroma of wild strawberries.