Naughton Traditional Method Brut Vintage 2020 8.1% 750ml Scotland
A stunning rendition of cider in the mold of Champagne, with a marvellous array of familiar aromas such as brioche, toast and freshly baked bread from makers Naughton in Fife, Scotland. Tasted blind, we're sure more than a few of you would mistake this for an elegant blanc de blancs Champagne from a young grower producer such as those on fashionable London restaurant winelists.
2020 was a generous harvest and all the fruit ripened with a terrific balance of sugars and acids best sited to this style. A mixture of ex Champagne oak vessels and stainless steel come together here for clean, lemony, nutty and brisk flavours. A fine string of small bubbles to the fore creating a creamy texture.