Our 2012/2013 sparkling non-vintage White Cuvée and our sparkling Brut Rosé made from a blend of grapes from the 2012 and 2013 vintages. They have been made in the traditional method of secondary fermentation resting on their lees for 18 months, whilst ageing in bottle, at Wiston Winery, West Sussex, under the guidance of Dermot Sugrue.
The Brut Rosé, 11%abv, is a deliciously unique blend of the classic Pinot Noir and the relatively unknown Cabernet Cortis. It has a quality mousse, an attractive rose colour in appearance with light rose petal and summer fruit aromas. Clean and dry with a good length, this wonderful wine has hints of butterscotch on the palate. Best served chilled. Available in the online shop.
The brut White Cuvée, 11%abv, is a delicious blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. A fine, delicate mousse with light citrus and nutty aromas, well balanced with good length. Characteristic Sauvignon Blanc notes of kiwi and gooseberry on the palate. Available in the online shop.
Our still wines are made at the Shawsgate Winery, Framlingham, Suffolk by the well respected wine maker, Rob Capp.
Our 2013 and 2014 Rose, awarded the prestigious Protected Designation of Origin status, is made from red Rondo and white Reichensteiner grapes. The 2013 vintage, 10.5%, is a deep pink and raspberry blush in appearance, it is both fresh and dry in character with an attractive residual sweetness.
Our 2014 rose is a medium dry wine with a lighter ABV of 10%. Aromas and flavours of red summer fruits are followed by a delicate hint of butterscotch on the palate. Available in the online shop.
Rondo, the main component, is a dark ruby red grape. It is an early ripening and high yielding variety which makes an excellent rose with good body and a defined character.
A delicious wine for summer drinking and best enjoyed lightly chilled. A top Silver Medal winner at the 2014 EAVA competition.
Our Humbleyard Gold Rose 2015 and Cortis Rose 2016 (available on the ‘mixed case’ option in the online shop) are off-dry wines in style, made from the first gentle pressing of the white flesh/red skinned Cabernet Cortis grape, giving in a wonderful gold glow with a pinkish hue. Hints of red currant on the palate, fresh and dry in character. A perfect summer wine. Serve lightly chilled. Available in the online shop.
Our 2016 Bacchus, 11%abv, is a white wine with an off-dry style. It has been awarded Protected Designation of Origin status and is made from 100% Bacchus grapes. A subtle lemon colour in appearance, it is refined and light-bodied in character. Floral aromas of elderflower and apple blossom are followed by delicate citrus on the palate. A top Silver/Bronze medal winner at the EAVA 2015/2016 competition. Available in the online shop.
The East Anglian region is recognised for growing superb Bacchus grapes. It is an increasingly respected variety with a quintessentially English flavour, often compared with Sauvignon Blanc and floral Muscadet.
Our 2013 Dry Close, 10.5%abv, is a 100% Solaris white wine, made with the dry wine enthusiast in mind. This lightly oaked wine, made from 100% Solaris, is one for the dry wine enthusiast. With fresh straw and lemon colours in appearance, it has light buttery aromas leading to rich flavours on the palate. Crisp and bright in character with a good length. (Not available online).
The 2014 Solaris, 11%abv, awarded the PDO status, and a silver medal at the EAVA 2015 competition is a dry white wine. With fresh straw and lemon colours in appearance, it has light buttery aromas on the palate. Crisp and bright in character with good length. Available in the online shop.
We made a small batch of still 2015 Chardonnay, 9% abv, we wish we’d made more! Lightly oaked, a delicate yellow in appearance and light and refreshing on the palate. This is not the heavy oaked style but a refined and subtle chardonnay. Aromas of melon on the nose. It won one of only a handful of silver medals at the 2016 EAVA competition. This wine is available to buy in the ‘mixed case’ option in the online shop.
The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, 11%abv, one of the few grown in England, is a vibrant and crisp dry wine, aromas of fresh gooseberry followed by notes of white currant on the palate. An exciting English Sauvignon Blanc. Available in the online shop.
We have a great medium dry white, made from our Reichensteiner grapes, called Cascade 2014. A delicious easy drinking summer white with broad appeal at 10%abv. Available in the online shop.
We have a red Cabernet Cortis 2014, 11%abv, ageing in bottle at the moment, and will be available for sale in the future. This medium bodied dry wine is a deep rich red in colour, characteristic of its the Cabernet Franc parentage. Spicy, intensive notes, a very herby tannic style, rich in extract and phenolics.
High Spirit No.1, 30%abv, triple-distilled from our rose wine, is a sophisticated artisan drink to be enjoyed straight, over ice or as a cocktail base. A vibrant cherry pink in appearance, with full rich flavours and the kick of a spirit. Mellow notes of summer berries and hints of caramel and spice on the palate. High Spirit No.1, the spirit of rose, the perfect drink anywhere, anytime!
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