The first British fizz to land on our shores. This is a tiny, hands-on, traditional method (Méthode Britannique) sparkling house, making small amounts of very high-quality fizz. Salt, wet chalk, lemon pith and subtle earthiness rings on the intense nose and palate. Quite the bite with crunchy, citrus-spun acids, but charms with honest exuberance. Lively and bright, with a puff of smoke lingering. Well done — looking forward to much more Brit fizz. 65/35 Chardonnay/Pinot Noir from 2009 and 2010 is blended and finished with a 10 g/l dosage.