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Ashling Park Estate Classic Cuvee Brut

Ashling Park Estate Classic Cuvee Brut

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Uncork the Elegance: A Detailed Exploration of Ashling Park Estate Classic Cuvée Brut

A Celebration of English Terroir

The General Wine Company is proud to offer the Ashling Park Estate Classic Cuvée Brut, a sparkling wine that embodies the finesse and character of English sparkling wine. This exquisite blend, crafted from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes grown on the chalky slopes of West Sussex, offers a delightful sensory experience for every wine enthusiast.

A Feast for the Eyes: Visual Appeal

The first impression of the Ashling Park Classic Cuvée Brut is one of pure elegance. The wine boasts a beautiful amber gold colour, hinting at the complexity within. As you swirl the wine in your glass, admire the fine, persistent bubbles that rise gracefully to the surface, creating a captivating display.

Aromatic Delights: Unveiling the Bouquet

The initial aroma of the Ashling Park Classic Cuvée Brut is an invitation to a world of fresh and inviting scents. Delicate notes of white flowers, such as elderflower and hawthorn, mingle harmoniously with the ripe sweetness of orchard fruits like peaches and pears. A touch of brioche, a buttery, yeasty note, adds a layer of complexity, hinting at the wine's time spent ageing on its lees. This lees ageing contributes to the development of secondary aromas, which can include hints of toast, honey, and marzipan.

A Symphony on the Palate: Tasting Experience

The first sip of the Ashling Park Classic Cuvée Brut is a revelation, offering a fine intensity of fruit flavours that mirror those detected in the aroma. The core of the palate is defined by a refreshing chalky acidity, a signature characteristic of the wine's terroir. This acidity provides a perfect counterpoint to the fruitiness, ensuring a balanced and lively taste experience. The extended lees ageing further enriches the palate with a touch of creaminess and complexity, leaving a mouth-coating finish. The balance between fruit, acidity, and creaminess is truly impeccable, creating a truly delightful and lingering aftertaste.

Serving Suggestions: Enhancing the Experience

To fully appreciate the elegance of the Ashling Park Classic Cuvée Brut, it's important to serve it at the optimal temperature. Ideally, chill the wine to a temperature between 8-10°C (46-50°F). This temperature range allows the delicate flavours and aromas to unfold gracefully, ensuring a balanced and enjoyable drinking experience.

Pairing Perfection: Food Matches for Every Occasion

The Ashling Park Classic Cuvée Brut's versatility makes it a fantastic choice for a variety of food pairings. Its refreshing acidity and delicate fruit flavours make it a perfect companion for lighter appetisers. Consider pairing it with:

  • Seafood: Delicate white fish dishes like sole meunière or seared scallops are excellent choices.
  • Canapés: Smoked salmon blinis with crème fraîche and dill or miniature quiches offer a delightful complement.
  • Salads: A fresh summer salad with goat cheese and toasted walnuts is beautifully enhanced by the wine's acidity.

The wine's richness and creaminess also allow it to pair well with some richer dishes. Explore options like:

  • Chicken: Roast chicken with creamy mushroom sauce or herb-crusted chicken with lemon butter.
  • Pork: Seared pork tenderloin with apple chutney or a decadent pork belly dish.
  • Hard Cheeses: Aged cheddar or Comté cheese provide a satisfying contrast to the wine's texture.

Beyond the Meal: Enjoying Ashling Park on its Own

The Ashling Park Classic Cuvée Brut is not just a food pairing wine. Its elegance and complexity make it a fantastic choice for enjoying on its own as an aperitif or a celebratory toast.

Celebrating English Quality

The Ashling Park Classic Cuvée Brut is a testament to the excellence of English sparkling wine. With its captivating aromas, delightful flavours, and versatility, this wine is sure to impress even the most discerning palate.

Visit The General Wine Company

Visit your nearest The General Wine Company shop in Liphook or Petersfield to experience the Ashling Park Classic Cuvée Brut for yourself. Our knowledgeable staff can guide you through the tasting experience and recommend the perfect food pairings to complement this exceptional English sparkling wine.

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