Grown at Waitrose’s own 4.7 hectare vineyard at their Leckford Estate farm in Hampshire, with winemaking duties handled by the Ridgeview Estate team.
Now in its third vintage, this 2013 is a big step in the right direction, bringing a new-found depth and honeyed ripeness for Waitrose own Leckford Estate sparkling.
2013 was an excellent vintage in England, as demonstrated by this wine’s plush apricot and red apple aromas, with a nice hint of brioche and nutty complexity.
This honeyed stone fruit richness continues through the to the taste, paired with supple creamy textures and just the right amount of citrus zing to balance.
For what is essentially an own-label wine for Waitrose, this is a cut above many examples in the price range and exceptionally good value.