Harrow and Hope Pinot Meunier

Harrow and Hope Pinot Meunier

English Sparkling Wine 2019

Marlow, England

Regular price$227.00
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Regrettably, on account of a courier attempting to drop kick a box of wine on delivery, I've not as yet been able to taste the Pinot Meunier, though below I include Harrow & Hope's own notes:

"85% of this wine was fermented in stainless steel to preserve the unique aromatic qualities of this variety. The rest was fermented in a 500 litre oak puncheon to build structure and length. This is a naturally soft and elegant wine with a subtle floral nose but also has a savory, saline edge.  The palate has a moreish quality because of the soft acid profile and elegant almost feather light feel, with the saline finish really drawing you back to have another glass. This wine seems to get better every time I try it. Being the first iteration it’s difficult to say how long it might go on for but if balance is the key to longevity then this has it in abundance.

Blend: 100% Pinot Meunier
Fermentation: 15% Barrel Fermentation
Lees Ageing: 34 months
Total Acidity: 6.8 g/l
Residual Sugar: 5.6 g/l"
Harrow & Hope's Notes

Style: Sparkling Drink from: 2023
ABV: 12.0% Drink to: 2030
Packaging: OCC Stock arriving: In Stock
Critic scores
17.5 JR
Critic reviews
"Full bottle 1,606 g. 100% Pinot Meunier and their first release of this label. 15% was fermented in oak. Bottled 6 May 2020, disgorged 20 October 2022. Dosage 6.2 g/l, TA 7.6 g/l. Smells like roasted apricots and almonds. Nutty, broad and swirling with flavour and character. Really unusual and really intense. Apricots, and apricot acidity, singing with ripeness and cello-string tension. Salt and pepper crunchiness. Savoury, sweet and rather like breathing in the air of a bakery first thing in the morning as the hot loaves are coming out the ovens. Like wheatgerm and panko breadcrumbs tossed in butter and toasted to a crisp. Tiny, spiky bubbles. Crackling with acidity and cackling with life. I love this! It makes me hanker for a hot, cheesy gougère. (TC)"
Tamlyn Currin, November 2023, JancisRobinson.com

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Critics

AG
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
AM
Allan Meadows, Burghound.com
DC
Decanter, Decanter.com
GM
Gus McLean, AbingdonFineWine.com
JA
Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com
JD
Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com
JR
Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com
JS
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com
LPB
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, TheWineIndependent.com
NM
Neal Martin, RobertParker.com
RP
Various, RobertParker.com
TA
Tim Atkin, TimAtkin.com
VM
Various, vinous.com

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