Lyme Bay Sparkling Elderflower Wine
Lyme Bay Sparkling Elderflower Wine

Lyme Bay Sparkling Elderflower Wine 75cl 12.5%


The elderflowers are picked from the hedgerows around Lyme Bays winery, just over the border in Dorset. The flowers make a beautiful dry sparkling wine, perfect for summer, or memories of summer!

Product Code: 5055145502990

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UK Produced
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More about Lyme Bay Sparkling Elderflower Wine ...

Product Origin; Lyme Bay

Allergens Guide; Sulphites

Closure; Tradional Wire and Cork

Awards; Awarded Silver at 'The Taste of The West Awards 2010'

Closure; Cork/Wire

Style; Brut

Food Match; Aperitif, Anytime

How its made ... 
The initial fermentation produces a wine that's aromatic, quite tart, and in the region of 10.5% to 11% ABV. To prepare the wine for the all-important second fermentation in bottle, it's then combined with a mixture containing wine, sugar, and yeast (the Liqueur de Tirage), along with a little yeast nutrient and a clarifying agent. At this stage, there are 24g/l of sugar, which is just enough to give the five to six bars of pressure in a traditional Champagne or Cava. The wine is then bottled and capped. The secondary fermentation lasts for around eight weeks, and takes place in a custom-made cellar kept at 12 to 14C to help achieve the fine mousse, which is the mark of all quality sparkling wines. The sparkle is achieved by yeast consuming all the spare sugar in the bottle; this process produces not only alcohol (c. 1.5 - 2%), but also a by-product of carbon dioxide. As this cannot escape (due to the cap on the bottle), it is absorbed into the wine, creating the all-important fizz.

For cosmetic purposes, the yeast has to be taken out of the bottle. In order to do this, we use the traditional means of 'riddling' in pupitres. The bottles are gradually inverted and shaken over the course of one to two weeks, until the yeast had fallen to the neck of the bottle and formed a plug. At this point, the necks are plunged into a freezing solution at -30C, which freezes the yeast plug.

The bottle cap is then removed, causing expulsion of all the sediment (due to the pressure behind it). The bottles are then topped up with the dosage, a mixture of wine and sugar, so that all the bottles have a uniform balance and taste. In our case, the strawberry has 13g/l of residual sugar, and the elderflower has 7g/l. Both are classed as Brut as they're under the 15g/l limit. The corking, wiring, and dressing of every bottle is carried out by hand too - each bottle really is a labour of love!

We want you to be completely satisfied with our goods. However, despite our best efforts, things do go wrong, parcels do go astray, or perhaps its not the right colour. Regardless, we want to make sure we put them right as quickly as possible. So to return goods, we need to give you a Return Merchandise Authorisation (RMA); please dont send anything back without contacting us, and obtaining an RMA.

To Return Goods, and get a RMA

If you want to return goods to us ...

  1. please log in to your account
  2. under Orders, select the Previous Orders tab.
  3. from there, select the relevant order number
  4. click on the RMA link, which is towards the right hand side
  5. Please provide as much information as possible as to why the product/s are unstaisfactory
  6. await our reply (if we havent replied within 48 hours, please call to ensure we have received your request)

Refunds ... The Cheese and Wine Shop of Wellington offers a full refund on all goods that you may be dissatisfied with (this includes Sale items). Customers who send back unwanted goods that are not damaged will receive the value of the item purchased less the delivery costs.
Unsuitable or defective items may be returned for refund or exchange providing they are received within 7 working days of the original delivery date in brand new, unused condition, in the original undamaged packaging (with labels intact, including hygiene strips)

Please ensure that your return is accompanied by a note stating your name, address, email address, contact telephone number, order number, RMA and the reason for the return and what refund/exchange you require. (As agreed in the RMA)
We will consider the overall condition of the product being returned when making a refund. As soon as we receive your goods we will process your request for a replacement item or refund. We will notify you via email as soon as your request has been processed.
You will need to pay the cost of returning goods to us, unless the goods are defective in which case you will receive a full refund including your postage and packaging costs. Proof of return and postage will be required should an item be lost in transit. Neither refunds nor replacements can be made until such proof is provided. We strongly suggest you get a Certificate of Posting from the Post Office when you send an item back.

All refunds are applied to the credit/debit card used to make the original purchase unless otherwise notified. Refunds will be furnished within 30 days of the agreement to refund.
If you have requested a refund, or replacements of a lower value than the returned goods, a refund will be credited back to the card used to pay for the original order. We will let you know as soon as the refund has been processed.

If you have requested replacements of a higher value, you will need to contact us to make the additional payment.
Sending Goods back..

Once you have a return number from us, and you need to return the goods ... please enclose your order number and ensure all items are well packaged to prevent damage. We recommend using a tracked service to ensure they reach us.

Please send them to;

The Cheese and Wine Shop of Wellington
Returns Department
11 South Street, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 8NR
Once the goods are received, we will issue the appropriate replacement or refund as detailed above; please allow upto 21 working days for this process.

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