This release from Jenkyn Place Vineyard is crafted from the classic Champagne grapes and made by consultant winemaker Dermot Sugrue. It has a lovely, bright, pale lemon colour with a steady and small bead of bubbles. The nose is clean and inviting with fresh citrus and stone fruits complemented by a touch of yeasty, bread notes. The palate offers a vivacious and mouth watering texture and lovely balance of acidity with a good finish.
Jenkyn Place Vineyard
Jenkyn Place Vineyard is set in the North Downs near Bentley, in Hampshire. Simon, who set up ski travel company, Bladon Lines, as well as a number of wine bars in London, and his wife Rebecca bought Jenkyn Place in 1997.
The house was once known for its wonderful gardens, once boasting the longest double-sided herbaceous border in the country. The Bladons took the decision in 2004 to close the gardens and plant a vineyard after having tasted some fantastic English sparkling wine at a furniture auction held at a top producer in Sussex in 2003.
Jenkyn Place Vineyard Wines
- Bottle price: £25.00 add to basket
This delightful salmon coloured rosť is made from the classic Champagne varieties, Chardonnay, Pinot noir and Pinot meunier. It has a lovely, developed, yeasty nose with red fruit from the Pinot grapes, with aromas of apples, honey and hints of floral. The palate offers a refreshing acidity with a touch of sour cherry, and a sweet rhubarb and caramel finish.