This month sees the arrival of a rather unique small batch sparkling wine from Hampshire’s Hattingley Valley. Unique because it’s a blend of 74% Bacchus with 24% Pinot Gris. The grapes were bunch pressed and fermented in stainless steel for 3 months before spending 5 months in the bottle on the lees.
White Admiral is a pale coloured sparkling wine with a slightly green hue and very lively medium sized bubbles.
The wine opens up with a light fruity and floral nose; aromas of lime, apple and slight peachy notes with aromatic hints of elderflower and lemongrass.
To taste, the wine has a soft easy drinking profile. Refreshing citrus zing of lemon and lime with hints of grapefruit. Crunchy apples and pears on the mid taste leading to a finish of elderflower with light grassy notes.
A curiously different glass of wine. The aromatic qualities of the Bacchus grape really suit this fresh and light approach to sparkling wine.
A vibrant and refreshing light sparkling red wine that proves to be a perfect festive aperitif.
A strikingly clean and harmonious sparkling wine from Hattingley Valley.
Crisp and fresher than the previous 2013 vintage from Hattingley, and all the better for it!
Lovely clean and crisp orchard fruit with delicious toasted nut notes.