Irishman Dermot Sugrue has fast become one of England’s most talked about winemakers. Sugrue first worked with Nyetimber between 2003 and 2007 where he was instrumental in placing Nyetimber firmly on the map as one of England's best. In 2007 he left to join Wiston Estate as head winemaker and contract winemaker for other vineyards. One of these contract wines produced at Wiston Estate is his own project from the East Sussex vineyards of Storrington Priory and Mount Harry vineyards.
Sugrue Pierre Cuvée Dr Brendan O’Regan is a multi-vintage prestige cuvée blend made with 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir, and aged in oak barrels. The fruit was sourced from two exceptional vineyards in the South Downs. It possesses outstanding ageing potential, combining both power and structure with subtlety and finesse. Can be cellared for up to a decade but is tasting well now.
“I tasted this wine in a line-up of over 100 bottles, unlabelled, and with no knowledge of what was inside – I can declare that it is the most profound, complex and rewarding English sparkling wine I have ever had the pleasure of encountering. I cannot wait to see it again, to put a name to its heavenly flavour.” Matthew Jukes