Sugrue-Pierre is the personal project of celebrated English sparkling winemaker, Dermot Sugrue. Sugrue has been the winemaker behind many of England's best sparkling wines over the last 10 years. Previously the winemaker at Nyetimber, he left in 2006 to establish the Wiston Estate Winery. The same year he also planted a one-hectare vineyard in Storrington Priory which has been in full production since 2009, producing the highly-acclaimed and multi-award-winning sparkling wine, ‘The Trouble with Dreams’. In 2017, this, the truly exceptional and very limited ‘The Trouble with Dreams’ 2013, took the top spot in the Independent English Wine Awards.
This is a classic blend of barrel-fermented Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, boasting great purity and elegance, with lemon and apple aromas leading to a palate of delicate stone fruit and refreshingly crisp acidity. This is long, complex and absolutely delicious. Served chilled, this is a stunning apéritif. It also accompanies seafood magnificently. The structure and finesse of this wine give it the versatility to match with a variety of dishes.
Intense fragrance of exotic fruits with notes of pineapple, banana and yeasts provides a mellow, sweet fragrance. Full taste, lively, harmonious wine with a long fruity finish expressing the aromas present on the nose.
Delicate and uplifting, and can be enjoyed on its own or accompanying fine food.
Lightly frothing with a lovely perfume of freshly crushed grapes and sherbet. On the palate it is lightly sparkling and off-dry, with a perfect balance of soft, sweet, grapey fruit with a hint of Turkish delight and lively, fresh acidity.
Upon release this wine exhibits a deep appearance of vibrant black, crimson-purple mousse with a fine persistent bead that looks simply inviting. The aroma is initially restrained but as it opens up the level of fruit richness and concentration becomes quite obvious. The aromas are dry, dominated with a mix of liquorice and spiced plum pudding notes with a sweet seductive array of small red berries such as mulberries and raspberries. As the wine further opens up really super concentrated red fruit characters develop such as maraschino cherry, prune juice and boysenberry. The palate is cool, rich and dry and extremely refreshing with an abundant red fruit flavours, mixed with dried herb notes and edges of tarry tannins and mineral-like acidity. The finish is dry but with plenty of strong red fruit flavours that linger for some time, which is just what a wine with this sort of concentration should have.
Lorentz Cremant d'Alsace has been produced in the traditional method (the same method used to produce Champagne), which gives the wine its effervescence. An excellent alternative to Champagne and great value for money.