A note about Our Sparkling Wine
People used to laugh at English wine, they don’t seem to be laughing any more... Here at Hattingley Valley, we use the traditional method for producing our sparkling wine, but what sets our wines apart from the rest is the subtle use of oak barrels. The winery, which has a capacity of over 600 tonnes, ferments a small proportion of the wines each year, as well as ageing on lees in stainless steel tanks, helping soften the wines before they go into bottles for the second fermentation.
Following fermentation stages the wines are aged in barrels or tanks for up to eight or nine months, then blended, filtered and bottled before commencing further fermentation and ageing in bottles. This process can take a minimum of 18 months and a maximum of seven years to mature and develop.
A note about STILL By Hattingley
After the launch of our Hattingley Valley STILL Rosé in 2019 and its subsequent success, we decided to try our hand at creating our STILL Pinot Noir and STILL Chardonnay in 2020. We, and of course our customers, were very impressed with the outcome and our STILL Pinot Noir 2020 even won Silver for the Wine GB Awards!