Remarkably, the belt of chalky soil so prized by the champenois in northern France runs on, north-west, emerging in the southern English counties of Kent, Sussex and Hampshire. It also composes the White Cliffs of Dover. The grape varieties from Champagne, namely Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier therefore find themselves quite at home, and all they need is a little more sunshine. In recent years this has occurred, propelling English Sparklers (which need, like all sparkling wines, a little acidity to maintain their balance) to the top of the quality pile. With the improvement in technology, and provided the climate continues to warm, the future looks very bright for English Sparkling Wine producers.
Silver Medal at Decanter World Wine Awards
Product Code: FI106
Wild strawberry fruit on the nose which is mirrored on the palate. Well-balanced and deliciously moreish. This estate is near Appledore in Kent. More »