This sparkling wine is made in tiny quantities from organic Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grown in Kent. Rich and balanced with toast, citrus and white peach character. Good with fish and shellfish and also with soft cheeses.
This wine is the classic Champagne blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Aging on the lees gives the wine a yeasty, biscuity character with citrus from the Chardonnay and red fruits from the Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
A tiny 5 hectare vineyard in Marden, Kent, owned by Nick Hall named in memory of his grandfather Herbert. The house style is defined by balance and elegance with an emphasis on expressing the purity of organically-grown fruit. Their philosophy is based on remaining in harmony with nature – farming organically and encouraging the re-introduction of flora and fauna to a region so damaged by conventional farming methods.
Kent is one of the leading areas for wine production in the UK with some 50 vineyards today. A range of still wines are made, predominantly whites from cool-climate German-developed crossings such as Ortega and Bacchus. However, as is the case for other parts of southern England, the county’s traditional method sparkling wines made from the Champagne grape varieties can often reach very high levels of quality.
English Sparkling wines with very high acidity, bubbles and medium weight are extremely versatile (and actually need food to show at their best). Will work with shellfish, fish and white meat dishes, great with soft and hard cheeses and can even be paired with Japanese and Chinese cuisine. However given they are dry they don’t work with desserts (have a Demi-Sec Champagne for that)