A rich and complex sparkling wine
Harrow & Hope's No 6 is based on 2017, a year noted by its devastating frost both in the UK and in Europe. After being severely frosted in 2016 Harrow & Hope were not going to stand by and let it happen again so wisely invested in an army of frost candles and managed to ward the frost off with very little damage. They were rewarded with a relatively cool but calm season and started picking late September, their earliest pick on record.
2017 favoured Chardonnay and it really shows in the wine with a more refined, soft and gentle character than previous releases. 20% oak aged reserve wines were used in the blend to add extra richness, complexity and length. Always fresh and vibrant on release it will reward extra cellaring with increased toasty complexity. Drink now until 2028.
Blend: 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Meunier
Reserves: 20% (2014)
Lees Ageing: Min 36 months.
Total Acidity: 7.6g/L
Residual Sugar: 7g/L
Harrow and Hope is a UK winery based in Marlow. Their single vineyard sits on an ancient Thames gravel terrace, where water flowed about 450,000 years ago. For thousands of years the Thames cut down into the gravels and chalk, and left a terrace with steep slopes with large deposits of flint gravel, mixed into thick orange clay lying on top of the chalk. This is classic ‘Thames Terroir’ and exists all around the valley at various heights above sea level. Being quite central and away from the coast the vineyard experiences high summer day temperatures with cooler nights that preserve their precious acidity.
Grown, picked and expertly blended by the same team on the same site, each glass of Harrow & Hope is a tribute to traditional method viticulture and winemaking, to the unique characteristics of Marlow and to the spirit of the team.
Harrow & Hope are solely dedicated to the production of Traditional Method sparkling wines. Their aim is to express the unique character of their single vineyard in both their Vintage & Non-Vintage blends.
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