How Sparkling Wines Mature

In Past Events by ashepherdiwfs

As they age, sparkling wines tend to gain in complexity, often becoming more biscuity, but can lose some freshness and fizz. This tasting explores Champagnes and English sparkling wines at different stages of maturity.

Pol Roger Extra Cuvée de Reserve Brut (non-vintage).
Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut (NV).
Jacquesson Champagne NV but decades old.
Moet et Chandon 1983.
Hattingley Valley Classic Cuvée (NV).
Camel Valley Pinot Noir Brut 2010.
Ridgeview Bloomsbury Brut NV.
Ridgeview Bloomsbury Brut 2013.
Nyetimber Classic Cuvée 2003.
Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs 2000.

Brenda Lamb will provide a supper of salad, cold meats, cheeses and puddings.