Sharpham Barrel Fermented 2016

Sharpham Barrel Fermented 2016


The best block of Sharpham’s seven acres of Madeleine Angevine is selected for this wine. The fruit is picked by hand before being de-stemmed and crushed. Free run juice is separated to ferment stainless steel before the wine goes through a full malolactic fermentation and is finally matured is older French oak for nine months during which time the lees are stirred once a week.

A rich a broad wine showcasing Madeleine’s versatility. Aromas of smoke and vanilla, some of the trademark gooseberry and nettle from Madeleine and also a childhood hint of cream soda from the malo. Fuller in body, gently textured from the lees stirring and with the all important acidity that freshens up the finish.

  • Hand harvested from single vineyard site

  • 100% free run juice from 30 year old Madeleine Angevine

  • Primary fermentation in stainless steel

  • Full malolactic fermentation

  • Nine months in fourth fill French oak

  • Lees stirred.

  • One year bottle maturation before release.

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