Our Wines

Dec 2018

 

We sell our wines only in cases of 6 bottles. You can make your own choice from our wine list to fill the case.

We like to have as small an environmental impact as possible, to this end we will re-use packaging where we can. This means that your wine may arrive in a variety of different packing-box styles, rest assured they are all up to the job and your wine will be as secure as possible.

Please note we currently ship only to UK addresses.

What The Vineyards Say About Their Wines

For each wine we stock, here are what the vineyards say about their own wine.

Wiston Estate Cuvée 2013

Refreshing and fine, with the fragrance and fruit of an English orchard.

 

The award-winning Cuvée 2013 vintage comprises of 47% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier all aged in barrel.Harvested late in the year to achieve glorious ripeness of fruit, it displays greater opulence and depth than previous vintages, whilst still retaining the Wiston signature of focus and precision. Selected by Decanter Magazine as one of its 75 Most Exciting Wines of 2017, it has great potential like all our vintage wines to age beautifully, but is also drinking excellently now.

“Beautiful nose with sweet autolytic character, caramel, ripe stone fruit, pear juice and salted bread notes to finish with a full and harmonious rich texture and good persistence.” Best UK Sparkling White, Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

“Rich and creamy style, with lovely savoury notes from development. Composed and elegant with complex notes of brioche fruit and a long finish, delightful!” English Sparkling Wine Trophy, IWSC 2017 Tasting Panel

“A truly spectacular English sparkling wine, made from almost half pinot noir, with chardonnay and a hefty (20%) wallop of spicy pinot meunier. Intense precision and tons of energy.” Victoria Moore, BBC Good Food Magazine April 2018

“Ripe red apples and warm brioche showing on the nose, then stone fruit richness balanced by energy and acidity. There is a tremendous umami savouriness and an almost chocolatey yeast character. This needs time and will be very good.” Decanter Magazine January 2018

“A toasty touch of brioche joins ripe red and yellow-apple notes on the nose. The palate has even more of that autolytic richness, grounding both tart red apple and ripe lemon notes. Fine and creamy, the mousse highlights the fruit freshness while an earthier, toastier, richer background shimmers through enticingly. This harmonious and complex sparkler majors on beautiful development and pristine freshness. Lovely now, it is certain to develop further.” Anne Krebiehl MW, Wine Enthusiast

Brut Reserve NV

“rich, mouthfilling and complex”

 

Cépage: 65% Chardonnay 35% Pinot Noir

Dosage: 10g/l

Our Brut Reserve is the third wine we have released, and is a blend of 2010 and 2009 reserve wine. The wine is bottle aged for 3 years.

‘An English blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, which is rich, mouthfilling and complex with typical English hedgerow fruits undertones and a lively crisp tang on the aftertaste.’
– Wine Gang’ Review October 2013

‘Very, very English. All our other drinks that the Brits do well come to mind, apples from the orchard, great aromas of Elderflower. Light and highly entertaining and made on the Hampshire Downs.’
– Matthew Cobb – Wine Advisor

‘Lean but nicely structured. Showing fresh green apple and nettle with hints of smoke and crushed shells unfurling behind. A bone-dry, light mouth-feel and fine, soft mousse punctuated by an unmistakable, zippy lemony acidity typical of English sparkling.’
– Felipe Carvallo – Wine Advisor

‘Elegant hawthorn and acacia on the nose than a palate that has impressive mousse, green apple freshness and hints of autolytic brioche to round it out. The dosage is modest at 10g/l (in English terms at least) but well judged.’
– Simon Field MW

Polgoon River Cottage Sparkling Elderflower Wine

From the Polgoon Vineyard and Orchard Penzance Cornwall

 

This is a handcrafted artisan product.

We produce this wonderful product for our friends at River Cottage. It’s served in all their restaurants and at River Cottage HQ. It’s a perfect drink for enjoying outside in the spring/summer sunshine when the elderflowers bloom.

Superior fruit is pressed and fermented to produce a light, dry sparkling wine, then infused with a subtle splash of elderflower juice. The Méthode Traditionelle of secondary bottle fermentation, as used by producers of the very finest French fizz, creates a quality sparkling wine with a persistent mousse of small bubbles. Wonderful floral notes of elderflower on the nose with a crisp, dry finish.

An English summer meadow in a glass!

A fine sparkling wine for an English wedding or a Cornish celebration

Volume: 75cl
Alcholhol by volume (ABV): 10.5%

Langham Rosé 2014

reminiscent of summer fruit pudding

 

Cépage: 89% Pinot noir, 11% Chardonnay

Langham Estate wines are made using grapes grown at our single site in rural Dorset. The Crawthorne vineyard consists of 12 hectares planted solely with the classic Champagne varieties – Chardonnay, Pinot noir and Pinot meunier. The site was carefully selected for its south facing slope, which is composed of the same chalk, clay and flint soil as found in the Champagne region. A long growing season and considerate viticulture ensures we harvest the finest grapes possible.

Vinification The grapes were picked from 10th-29th October and gently pressed, whole bunch, in a pneumatic press. Primary fermentation took place in a combination of stainless steel tanks and used oak barrels. We ferment a small batch of Pinot noir each year as a red wine. A dash of this red wine was added to the blend prior to bottling to achieve a deep pink colour and enhance red fruit characteristics. Following secondary fermentation the wine was left to age on lees for 24 months to increase mouthfeel and complexity.

Tasting Note This wine has a beautiful salmon pink colour and a fine stream of small bubbles with a rich nose of butter pastry, strawberry and fresh red cherry. The palate is light and refreshing with flavours reminiscent of summer fruit pudding and a complex honeyed richness on the finish. Enjoy on its own or with fresh fruit desserts.

Technical Details Alcohol: 12% pH: 3.25 Total Acidity: 7.2 g/L Residual Sugar: 10.5 g/L

New Hall Signature

blend of Pinot, Ortega and Chardonnay

 

New Hall Signature 2017 – Dry White Wine

An extremely accomplished wine produced from a blend of early-ripening varieties including Pinot gris, Ortega and Chardonnay. The acidity is naturally low, allowing the complex flavours of stone fruit, lychee and yellow apple to shine through. The finish is long, smooth and slightly minerally.

Polgoon Bacchus 2016

elder-flower and gooseberry

 

A single variety wine made from the Bacchus grapes. Full of character with exuberant aromas of lime zest and freshly cut grass on the nose. This wine pairs well with fresh Cornish fish dishes. elder-flower and gooseberry on the palate, with a fresh, zippy finish.

Tuffon Hall Beatrice Rosé 2016

Gold medal – East Anglian Vineyard Association 2018

 

 

The eye catching delicate pink colour is just what we all look for in a rosé these days. The nose offers up a cocktail of fruit blossom, pear drop and strawberry; a combination that could have you sniffing the wine for hours rather than drinking it; but drink it you must because it’s quite delicious. The summery theme continues on the palate with hints of redcurrant, strawberry and raspberry popping up all over the place. On the finish, however, it moves to a slightly more appley note which gives it a really fresh lift.

Lovers of both white and rose will enjoy this super wine. The combination of summery flavours and fresh finish make this quite a versatile food wine. I certainly think that lovers of salads with a slight Asian twist should give it a go, shellfish would work well, and if you’re looking for something to match to lighter dishes rich in tomato and herbs, then this could just be it.

 

“Lovely delicate salmon pink. Crisp firm fruity nose. Soft round juicy berry fruit on the palate matched by firm and elegant acidity. A wine for all occasions and right up in the league of top Provencal Roses… Packaging generally is brilliant.”

Anthony Thompson

Hush Heath Nannette’s English Rose 2017

Classic sparkling wine trio: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier

 

TERROIR
Region: Kent, South East England
Area: 50 acres
Climate: Cool Maritime
Soil Type: Wealden clay over Tunbridge
Wells sand

VITICULTURE
Management: Environmentally sustainable
Trellis: Double Guyot Vertical Shoot Positioning, 3300 vine/ha.
Harvest: Hand-picked from Hush Heath’s vineyards, late September 2017.
Production: Limited
Varieties: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier
Alcohol: 11%

WINEMAKING
Winemakers: Owen Elias & Victoria Ash.
Cool fermentation at 14°C to 16°C in stainless steel with selected yeasts encourages an aromatic and fruit forward style of wine. Cold sterile filtered into clear Burgundy bottles on site, sealed with a screw cap for freshness.

TASTING NOTES
Appearance: Delicate, pale Provençal pink.
Nose: Intensely aromatic, with ripe pear, red berry fruit and wild herbs.
Palate: Dry and crisp, bursting with stone fruits, redcurrant and strawberry.
Ageing Potential: Enjoy now.
Food Pairings: Excellent with seafood, salads and soft cheeses.

Lyme Bay Pinot Noir

Independent English Wine Awards 2018: GOLD

 

Following an exceptional autumn for ripening, our very first red is a powerful but elegant wine with balanced layers of vanilla, cocoa, roasted coffee beans and cherry giving way to blackcurrant and strawberry which integrate with toasty oak for a silky smooth finish.

Sourced from a single vineyard between the River Crouch and River Blackwater in Essex. The vineyard has deep gravel pits and in 2016 produced Pinot Noir at ripeness levels which were on par with what you would expect in Burgundy rather than England. The grapes were carefully hand-selected and processed by gravity before receiving 5 days of cold maceration to enhance colour stability and extract maximum flavour.

The wine was pressed early to maintain the colour intensity and then racked off gross lees into François Frères barrels (60 percent in 2 year old barrels and 40 percent into 5 year old barrels) for 11 months of élevage.

Aldwick Flying Pig

Award winning

 

Grape Varieties:  70% Pinot Noir | 30% Regent
Style:  Light to medium bodied
Colour:  Pale ruby
Nose: Cherries| Plums | A hint of strawberry
Palette:  Herbaceous finish | Soft rounded tannins
Vineyard:  Woodlands and Homefield
Harvest:  Pinot Noir 2016/2017 | Regent 2016
Bottled:  30 March 2018
Winemaker:  Steve Brooksbank
Awards: First release 19th August 2018

OUR STORY

An adynaton is a figure of speech depicting something so unlikely as to verge on the impossible. Vineyards in Great Britain? English red wine? Any prospect in late July 2011 that Aldwick’s recently planted vines might thrive, much less produce internationally accredited wine? Pigs might fly!
Single-minded determination can confound naysayers. The will to succeed can triumph over adversity. Aldwick’s logo epitomises our ascent: a heraldic pig with elevated wings.
Flying Pig is a “vin de soif” – a wine for thirst. This light-hearted blend of carefully selected Pinot Noir and Regent grapes, briefly rested in French oak barrels for optimum refreshment, is best served slightly chilled.

Polgoon Rondo Red 2016

2016 vintage red wine is a single variety, light red made from our rondo grapes grown at Polgoon.

 

2016 vintage red wine is a single variety, light red made from our rondo grapes grown here at Polgoon. It’s light and fruity with blackcurrant, redcurrant and plum followed by a smooth vanilla finish. It’s wonderful when accompanied by Cornish charcuterie, pork dishes or cheese platters.

WINE MAKING

Our Rondo grapes are hand harvested then destemmed and pressed. The juice then goes through a cold maceration for at least a week before fermentation. The wine then goes through a malolatic fermentation. 11% Vol, 75cl, contains sulphites, vegan friendly.

AWARDS

BRONZE Independent English Wine Association 2017

Volume: 75cl
Alcholhol by volume (ABV): 11%