No 7 is based on 2018, a watershed year that gave us a stunning summer and provided fruit of exceptional health and ripeness. No excuses then! No 7 displays many similar traits to all the 2018 releases, showing a juicy, soft and friendly structure that has a lovely purity that you only seem to get when the fruit is properly ripe. Once again this wine comes from plots from every part of the vineyard and so is the best representation of the whole site. Combining this with 20% reserve wines you really start to see the complexity of the different soil types and how they show up in all the wines. With the previous No 6 picking up trophies for best English NV sparkling at Wine GB awards 2022 and Best Value English Sparkling Wine in Tom Hewson’s definitive English Wine Report 2022, this wine has a lot to live up to, but I have every confidence it will show it’s quality.