Over the past decade, Uk wine has become one of the fastest growing agricultural sectors. There are now over 500 Vineyards spread across England and Wales, with recent plantings being made in Scotland. The UK is very quickly building a reputation for world class wines, both still and sparkling. South East England in particular, and all along the south coast, there is outstanding Terroir. As a result, even French champagne houses such as Taittinger and Pommery are investing in vineyards here.
The majority of the vines planted for sparkling wines are the traditional champagne grapes of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. There is also an increasing number of still wines making their way to the english shelves. The grapes used for these wines are made as either a single varietal from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Bacchus or as a blend with other varieties such as Pinot Blanc or Rondo. Cool climate hybrids such as Bacchus and Ortega also make crisply refreshing and quintessemtially English styles of white wine.
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2016 extra brut, d’urberville vineyard, dorset
Perfectly sited on protected, south-facing, chalk soils, the D'Urberville vineyard produces perfectly ripe grapes for exuberant, fruit led English sparkling wines. We are proud to represent them and love the fact that it is less than a mile from the shop as the crow flies. Zesty, fresh and very easy drinking this is a great aperitif style of English fizz.
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2018 blanc de blancs, langham wine estate, dorset
The nose is complex with ripe gala apple and poached pear. Some floral notes of apple blossom and honey suckle. A seriousness here too, with wet beach pebbles and toasted granary bread. A well-integrated orchard fruit acidity. Confected apple, some creaminess and great texture. A lovely salinity and citrus balances well. Some light brioche and almond notes too.
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2018 chardonnay, langham estate, dorset
The 2018 Chardonnay, Langham Estate is ultra fresh with aromas of kiwi and melon on the nose leading to a crisp, citrussy palate with just a whiff of that 'natural/funky' character which isn't over the top. Some barrel ageing on lees adds little texture to the finish.
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2018 dorset pinot noir, bride valley, dorset
The 2018 Dorset Pinot Noir, Bride Valley is a fresh carmine red, not deep but with fine clarity, lovely expression of red summer fruits on the nose with Pinot Noir precision and purity on the palate. It is light in texture on release with fruit dominant and smoothness, and more depth to come, a hint of new American oak well blended in to add some structure on the finish.
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2018 rose bella, bride valley vineyard, dorset
The 2018 vintage of Rose Bella is an absolute triumph. Pretty red fruits, lip smacking freshness and beautifully balanced finish, this a classic English sparkling wine.
£35.95Out of Stock
2019 dorset chardonnay, bride valley, dorset
The 2019 Dorset Chardonnay, Bride Valley is lighter than the much lauded 2018 vintage, this is a fresh, citrus tinged Chardonnay made very much in the tradition mould. Enjoy as an aperitif or with shellfish.
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2019 dorset pinot noir rose, bride valley, dorset
The 2019 Dorset Pinot Noir Rose is a great aperitif and food wine, it is brighter and pinker than the fashionably pale rosés from Provence. The nose shows summer red fruits and the palate is nicely rounded with Bride Valley’s refreshing natural acidity on the finish.
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2020 dorset rose, langham estate, dorset
The 2020 Dorset Rose, Langham Estate is crisp, ultra-refreshing and was made with a blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier by the Saignee method. Elegant with notes of both strawberry and Raspberry jams and zesty sherbet notes.
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2020 dry white, langham estate
The 2020 Langham Dry White is a blend of 82% Chardonnay and 18% Madeleine Angevine that has been fermented using natural yeasts in mainly stainless steel with a little bit of oak, and aged for 9 months before final blending and bottling. Very pale in the glass with an intense nose of zesty grapefruit, passion fruit and fresh lemon. Crisp Granny Smith apple fruit comes through on the palate with citrus tinged acidity and a thrist queching lick of salinity. Light, crisp and very refreshing.
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nv brut, wiston estate, sussex
The Brut NV opens with a combination of green apple, freshly cut lemons and hints of cream and biscuits. On the palate the mousse is fine and textured with complex notes of apple compote, candied citrus peel and toasty notes. The finish is refreshing and long.
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nv culver classic cuvee, langham estate, dorset
IWSC Sparkling Wine Producer of the year, Langham's Culver Classic Cuvée is a non vintage wine with the base vintage currently being 2019 with 17% reserve wine. Red fruit heavy it is a blend of 51% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Meunier and 14% Chardonnay. Pink Lady apple, raspberry jam and croissants on the nose with a soft, gentle yet persistent mousse on the palate showing orchard and stone fruit flavours alongside zesty, fresh acidity.
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nv dorset cremant, bride valley vineyard, dorset
This is the first cremant to be produced in England and is a wonderfully fresh, aperitif style of fizz. Predominantly Chardonnay for freshness, with the addition of Pinots Noir and Meunier.
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nv rose brut, langham estate, dorset
This complex Rosé NV is a blend of 46% Pinot Noir, 18% Pinot Meunier, 36% Chardonnay, and is made from 85% base wine from 2018 and 15% reserve wine. The wine offers aromas aplenty of cherry bakewell, pink lady apple skin, raspberry yoghurt & wild strawberries. The palate reflects this fresh red berry profile, but it is also more serious & has great depth. Cherry yoghurt, young wild strawberry & raspberry coulée bring the fruit profile to the forefront, whilst a more savoury & saline note rounds off the wine.
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nv rose, d’urberville vineyard, dorset
This latest release from our most local vineyard is an absolute cracker and continues the 'house style' of having lots of up front fruit and a joy to drink! Red fruits abound with notes of Rhubarb and cranberry.
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