Polgoon's first Sparkling White Wine

If there is one thing that we love more here at Polgoon than making wine, it is knowing that you enjoy the wine we make. We have been lucky enough at Polgoon to win awards with most of our wines and our new Sparkling White Wine is no exception. This is the first ever sparkling white wine to be released from Polgoon and follows our two successful award winning sparkling rosé wines.

It takes a long time to make a sparkling wine correctly and as a young vineyard we have only made three in total. The first Sparkling Rosé from our first vintage in 2006 won an award which was presented at the House of Lords, not a bad start! Our second Sparkling Rose from Vintage 2010 again won an award. On both occasions we had small runs, approximately 1000 bottles so were only able to supply a small number of outlets. Most of our sparkling is sold from the cellar door here at Polgoon with a small number of bottles being supplied to one of our favourite restaurants, the wonderful Porthminster Beach Café in St Ives.

Our newest release, the 2012 vintage Sparkling white has taken two years to reach perfection, using the methode traditionelle. The wonderful bubbles or ‘bead’ to use the correct term is produced by creating a secondary fermentation inside the bottle, this can take place over a considerable period of time in some cases up to several years. It follows a primary fermentation in tank following harvest of approximately 6 months. The purpose of leaving the wine to ferment a second time in bottle is to produce carbon dioxide within the bottle, this captured carbon dioxide produces the all-important bubbles!

Our 2012 Sparkling White Wine is a blend of Orion, Pinot Noir and Seyval Blanc, and has received a Bronze award from the UK vineyards association wine of the year competition. A prestigious competition judged by seven Masters of Wine.  We are very proud of first Sparkling white; again we only have a small run of 1000 bottles. It’s a well-balanced light wine with a gentle citrus tone and beautiful creamy texture enhances by a perfect natural mousse (those bubbles again!)

Please visit us at the vineyard shop and deli where you can purchase a bottle at £30 you can also taste the range of our wines and ciders, or you can order from us online.

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Kim Coulson