Sugrue South Downs, The Trouble With Dreams


Trouble with Dreams is a blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir. 

'The goal of The Trouble With Dreams was always to make one wine, a Chardonnay-dominant cuvée that was as precise and pure as possible and given sufficient time in the cellar to reach maturity before release. This is hugely important, as a wine style like this, without any Pinot Meunier, can be quite austere in its youth and therefore ungenerous in the mouth. The wine must be complete, and lees ageing is a key part of this because it builds texture, as does the barrel fermentation. My wines are often notable for their acidity and freshness, but when combined with this textural element, this balance is exactly what I am aiming for.' Dermot Sugrue

Dermot Sugrue is one of the most respected sparkling winemakers in the UK. He was winemaker at Nyetimber for a while (2003-2006), and then moved to Wiston estate. He also makes his own wines at Sugrue South Downs.

Sugrue won Wine GB Boutique Producer of the Year 2020, and under Dermot's management Wiston Estate won Wine GB Winery of the Year 2020 and 2018.