Sitting on the chalky hills of New Alresford, Pommery’s Hampshire estate is certainly not standing in the shadows of Champagne. John visited the estate during a promising 2021 harvest.
A visit to Busi Jacobsohn to meet Douglas and Susanna and taste their distinctive English sparkling wines.
With the colder months approaching, John takes a look at nine diverse and delicious English Blanc de Noirs.
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This is classic Blanc de Blancs territory – baked apple, hints of pear and peach on the nose as well as an indulgent biscuity pastry note.
A fusion of tangy red berries, orange and lemon citrus with enveloping, peachy generosity that leads to a mineral finish.
Bright with striking minerality, but rounded by a silky soft mousse and ripe fruit
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Quite simply the juiciest, ripest, most textural English Chardonnay there is.
Brisk, bold but subtly tempered acidity integrates nicely with rich peachy and apricot flavours.
Crispness explodes on the palate with a burst of lime and pungent tropical fruits.