Stopham Brut Prestige 2017, Sussex
The perfect bottle of bubbles to offer up during a garden party or as an aperitif! This traditional method English sparkling wine is elegant and fresh in equal measure with notes of honeyed brioche and grapefruit. A delight in a glass. Cheers!
*Stopham’s Brut Prestige opened our Christmas 2020 tasting ‘An Evening of English Decadence’ and we could not have hoped for a more perfect opening to this extra special tasting.
|Wine||Stopham Brut Prestige|
|Style||fresh and vibrant; a perfect English aperitif|
|Variety||Chardonnay (80%) & Pinot Noir (20%)|
|Ageing||30 months on the lees|
Sharpham Sparkling Blanc 2017, Devon
Exceptional winemaking has produced a stunning English traditional method wine. After harvest, grapes were ‘whole berry pressed’ at a tonne at a time, followed by racking (to remove the wine from other grape matter). The ferment was carried out at a controlled 14.5 degrees centigrade until dry. The wine then matured over the winter before being blended in preparation for bottling in the traditional method.
|Wine||Sharpham Sparkling Blanc|
|Style||Fresh, pure fruit with a complex finish|
|Variety||Chardonnay & Pinot Noir|
|Ageing||30 months on the lees|
Sharpham Sparkling Reserve, Devon
The pinnacle of Sharpham’s sparkling wine hierarchy. With no less that five years extended ageing on the lees, this is a seriously complex wine. Yet, it retains a magnificent fruit profile which is testament to the quality of the their south Devon fruit and climate.
Nectarine, white peach, tangerine, citrus and toast all formulate the aroma profile of this wine. The palate is fresh, and clean with delicate stone fruit flavours and a touch of salty minerality. The finish is long and clean. Celebrations never tasted so good!
|Style||Complex, retaining purity of fruit|
|Variety||Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir|
|Ageing||56 months on the lees|
Sharpham Summer Sparkling, Devon
You’d be hard pushed to find a finer sparkling wine for those long summer days. And considering we never seem to get enough of them, this is the perfect wine to help savour them!
Fun and fresh with red berry and clotted cream characters, all finished nicely with a soft spritz.
|Style||fresh, fun and fruity|
|Variety||Dornfelder & Pinot Noir|
|Ageing||60 months on the lees|
Canterbury Rosé 2018, Kent
An exquisite sparkling rosé offering a real point of difference from others on the market! The mousse on the Canterbury Rosé is luscious, full and creamy giving the perception of strawberries and cream on the nose. On the pallet, a rich raspberry sorbet. This wine is a revelation!
|Style||rich and complex with opulent fruit and a creamy finish|
|Ageing||15 months on the lees|
All Angels Sparkling 340, Berkshire
Only 340 bottles produced in homage to the 340 year old farm the estate centres around. Owner, Mark, has produced this wine with one simple aim; for people to enjoy! As Mark says himself, “Wine can be taken too seriously sometimes, this wine is for enjoying, not philosophising over. Enjoy it with a Mars Bar if you will!”
A medium ruby wine with light, yet persistent bubbles visible from the base of the glass. Vibrant fruit on the nose offering blackberry sniff cranberry with flavours of cherry tart on the palate. Exquisite!
|Style||complex with depth of fruit, lightly sparkling|