The English Gent
Our latest vintage of our sparkling Bacchus/Pinot Gris blend which was previously available as the Grand Duchess. Now that our friends at the London Shell Co are back up and running, we have our own label for this wine, showcasing some of our recent photography. For those of you that are new to this wine, the Bacchus gives it a vibrant, aromatic note and the Pinot Gris adds a little backbone. We don’t keep it for long on lees, just enough to enable the second fermentation as we don’t want to take on any of the yeasty characters. The result is pure Englishness in a glass, straightforward and eminently enjoyable!
GRAPE - Bacchus 74% Pinot Gris 26%
ALCOHOL (ABV) - 12.5%
VEGETARIAN/VEGAN - Yes
STORAGE RECOMMENDATIONS - Please keep in a cool, dark place if possible.
DRINKING WINDOW - Drinking very well now.
2019 saw a good start to the growing season with plenty of sunshine and the hottest Easter Bank Holiday on record, followed by a warm, wet summer. That led to an increased disease pressure during the ripening season, however, our vineyard team did an excellent work ensuring the optimum quality of the fruit. The result was good yields of clean healthy grapes with excellent concentration of natural sugar and flavours.
‘There can’t be many other wines that express just how English they are in the glass. Bursting with aromas of elderflower and other hedgerow characters, this blend of Bacchus and Pinot Gris takes the expression of terroir to another level. Whilst the Bacchus provides the floral notes and white fruit flavours, the Pinot Gris gives the wine the backbone required for fermentation in the bottle.’
This is a unique sparkling wine made in the traditional method from Bacchus and Pinot Gris. The grapes were hand-picked and whole bunch pressed. After fermentation at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks, the wine rested on lees for just three months before being bottled, in order to preserve its freshness and powerful aromas. Once in bottle, it spent further a 12 months ageing on its lees before disgorging.
The English Gent has a delicate pale gold colour with hues of green. Bursting with vibrant aromas of elderflower and hedgerow, with notes of white fruit that follow through onto the palate. This is a wine with a well balanced and refreshing acidity, and persistent aromatics on the finish.
This is the perfect aperitif or celebration drink, it is the flawless accompaniment to any party, enjoyed with any canapé.
SINGLE BOTTLE - 1 x 75cl
CASE - 6 x 75cl.
We are confident in the wines produced here at Hattingley so we wanted to give you peace of mind with our Hattingley Happiness Guarantee. If for any reason, you don’t like any of the wines in your case, you are welcome to return the rest of the case to us for a refund on any unopened bottles.
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