Stephen visits The Grange in Hampshire for the launch of their new winery in time for harvest 2022.
Crunchy green apple, citrus zest with light creamy waves and a touch of creamy lemon posset.
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.
Perfectly judged, bringing forward a creamy generosity to balance the taut red berry and crisp apple flavours.
Bright with striking minerality, but rounded by a silky soft mousse and ripe fruit
Ripe cherry, raspberry and peach with delicate complexities and tingling minerality.
The signature Exton Park crunchy acidity and purity was there in spades, supported by soft waves of ripe apple, peach skin and even suggestions of melon.
Exton Park has relaunched and rebranded with a striking new look and an increased focus on their unique Reserve Blend approach.
Our new writer Charles Carron Brown, Head Sommelier of Henrock by Simon Rogan, takes a look at Bsixtwelve and their incredibly food-friendly Pinot Blanc.
We caught up with Jacob and Zoë of Black Chalk amidst a hive of activity including new wine releases and the construction of a brand new winery.
Very pure, with a textured oaty grip that contrasts well with the clean, precise fruit flavours and delicate minerality
A ripe vintage with fleshy white peach, light salinity and floral hints.
Broad, with lovely concentrated fruit flavours of red apple, raspberry and redcurrant.
Lots of character for a light wine, with pleasing floral and mineral notes on the finish.
Winemaker: Hattingley Valley Region: Hampshire Wine Type: Blanc de Blancs Vintage: 2013 RRP: £47.50 grape varieties: Chardonnay WINE REVIEW Hattingley Valley’s inaugural Blanc de Blancs 2011 won the title of Best Blanc de Blancs in the World at the 2017 Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships. This, the follow-up 2013 vintage, has big boots to […]
A beautiful sense of purity and an almost powdery, sherbert-like texture.
Really impresses with its long, drawn out finish with hints of citrus zest, red currant and raspberry.
Bright and crisp up front, with tangy cranberry and red currant notes, ripe orchard fruit flavours and a fine mousse.
WOTM January 2019 A cut above many examples in the price range and exceptionally good value.
A light and crisp sparkling wine from Hampshire, usually made from a blend of Auxerrois and Pinot Gris.
Rich on the ripe orchard fruit flavours with a decadently creamy, soft mousse.
Excellent balance between freshness and fragrance makes this a fantastic Asian food pairing.
Notes of tropical fruit keep the Cossack fruit-focussed, this is light, elegant and refreshing.
What impresses the most is the precision of the flavour; it’s a very fruit-focused sparkling.