Nadeson Collis Coda
The sparkling wines under this new label are distinct, “if I am doing sparkling wine I am going to do it differently from everyone else, or as much as possible, put balls on the line in terms of style, make it interesting and different” says winemaker Ray Nadeson. This is all solera material that dates back to 2003 though comes mostly from vintages 2006 and onwards, a rolling feast of wine, set up as a single bottling and then disgorged October 2019. A caveat would be, *you must like oxidative, sherry-esque sparkling wine style*s. “Reminds me of Selosse, but of course is wholly its own thing” slipped out of my mouth as I was tasting it. Fruit is from Drumborg in Henty.
Wow. This is impressive. Wild. So nutty, savoury, whiffs of fino sherry, dried apple, faint farmhouse cider. Rich in the way it sits in the palate but with bright zing of acidity and very fine, light bubbles. Hugely nutty flavours too, more fino, maybe amontillado even, so complex, so interesting, rich, powerful statement in its way and so very delicious. An experience in the glass. Brilliant. Drink 2020 - 2026.
Mike Bennie – The Wine Front (February 2020)