The English Lady

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Now, this isn’t something you see every day (and we aren’t referring to the picture on the label!), it’s a sparkling red made from Pinot Noir & Pinot Noir Précoce. Some of you may have tried sparkling Shiraz from Australia and this couldn’t be more different. This is elegant, delicate and bursting with red fruit character. We think it makes the perfect accompaniment to summer BBQs and even a Sunday roast. It's very limited in production so get it before it’s gone!

YEAR- 2019 
GRAPE - Pinot Précoce 67% Pinot Noir 33%
ALCOHOL (ABV) - 11.5%
VEGETARIAN/VEGAN - Yes
STORAGE RECOMMENDATIONS - Please keep in a cool, dark place if possible.
DRINKING WINDOW - Drinking very well now.

Harvest

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 increased disease pressure during the ripening season, however, our vineyard team did 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.

‘An unusual yet delicate and restrained expression of Pinot Noir, made to sparkle in the traditional bottle-fermented method. Best drunk young with a summer picnic or barbecue, wonderful burst of red fruit and bright ruby colour entice you into the glass, with a clean, elegant and crisp finish that leaves your wanting more.’
Emma Rice
Head Winemaker

Winemaking

The Pinot Précoce and Pinot Noir grapes were hand-picked and carefully destemmed. After a four day cold soak at 4°C to extract colour, body and flavour, fermentation took place at temperatures between 25°C and 30°C for eight days, with gentle punchdowns twice a day. The wine was then pressed off the skins and 67% of the total blend was transferred into old French oak barrels where it aged for 6 months, giving the wine extra depth and structure. After bottling, the wine spent further 12 months on lees before being disgorged with a light dosage of 4g/L.

SINGLE BOTTLE - 1 x 75cl
CASE - 6 x 75cl.

The English Lady 2019

A smooth and delicate wine with a vibrant ruby colour and lively fine mousse. This sparkling red wine is bursting with aromas and flavours of cranberries, redcurrants, cherries and cream, with hints of spice, toast and dark chocolate. Wonderfully balanced with an elegant structure and silky, long finish. 

FOOD PAIRING

This is the perfect aperitif or celebration drink, it is the flawless accompaniment to any party, enjoyed with any canapé.

Click here to download our tasting notes.

Hattingley Happiness

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.

Please contact us on 01256 389188 or email us here.

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At Hattingley Valley we aim to process and ship your wine the same day if your order is placed before 10am Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays). We ship our parcels through APC 24hr delivery (business working days) with tracking information.

Deliveries will be charged at a flat rate of £3.75 for all orders up to the value of £49.99. Free Delivery will apply to all orders over £50.00 for UK Mainland and exclude the Scottish Highlands (AB, DD, IV, KW, PA, PH) and Islands, Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Wight, The Scilly Isles and the Channel Islands. 

If you live outside of UK Mainland please call us on +44 1256 389 188 to discuss shipping rates and place your order or email us with your requirements to orders@hattingleyvalley.co.uk.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
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Stella E.
Refreshingly different

I bought this as I was curious - it certainly tastes like a red and just add the fizz. Very light and quaffable but not sure I would buy it again. My friends were really not sure at all!

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Mike S.
Unlike revenge (the dish best served cold)

This is great at cellar/room temperature and definitely not overchilled.. Cheers!

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David H.
A sparkling surprise

We are big fans of English sparkling wines but haven't tried many English red wines. Howecer, i read a review of The English lady which said treat it as you would a rose. So, we chilled it a little and, after a bit of a struggle with the cork, poured it out. It certainly sparkled, had a lovely red colour and had a deliciously refreshing taste. Definitely one to buy again.

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John G.
Really enjoyed it!

I’ve tried several fizzy reds before and all of them have tasted more like cherryade than wine. This is a proper wine and a lovely fresh finish. It really is eminently drinkable and certainly worth a try. A change from all the second rate Proseccos etc on offer.

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Melanie D.
Bought as a Present

Service and delivery was great. Love the box. Yet to try as bought for my sisters birthday at the end of August, so looking forward to trying it.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
80%
(4)
20%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
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S
Stella E.
Refreshingly different

I bought this as I was curious - it certainly tastes like a red and just add the fizz. Very light and quaffable but not sure I would buy it again. My friends were really not sure at all!

M
Mike S.
Unlike revenge (the dish best served cold)

This is great at cellar/room temperature and definitely not overchilled.. Cheers!

D
David H.
A sparkling surprise

We are big fans of English sparkling wines but haven't tried many English red wines. Howecer, i read a review of The English lady which said treat it as you would a rose. So, we chilled it a little and, after a bit of a struggle with the cork, poured it out. It certainly sparkled, had a lovely red colour and had a deliciously refreshing taste. Definitely one to buy again.

J
John G.
Really enjoyed it!

I’ve tried several fizzy reds before and all of them have tasted more like cherryade than wine. This is a proper wine and a lovely fresh finish. It really is eminently drinkable and certainly worth a try. A change from all the second rate Proseccos etc on offer.

M
Melanie D.
Bought as a Present

Service and delivery was great. Love the box. Yet to try as bought for my sisters birthday at the end of August, so looking forward to trying it.