Coates and Seely
The Magic Formula for Great English Sparkling Wine.
When two old friends, Nicholas Coates and Christian Seely, came across the chalk-rich Wooldings vineyard in the North Hampshire Downs, their plan was simple: use traditional Champagne methods alongside cutting-edge winemaking technology to reflect the unique terroir of this corner of southern England.
Situated just 80 miles north of the chalk hills of Champagne, the area enjoys virtually identical soil, geological structure and a substantially similar climate to its French cousin, which provide the ideal conditions for growing great Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
In the Autumn, grapes are carefully hand-harvested and taken to the winery, where a variety of modern and traditional winemaking techniques are employed, including the use of well-aged French oak barrels and innovative concrete eggs to produce Coates and Seely's award-winning Blanc de Blancs, Brut and Rose sparkling wines.