The English Gent 2019

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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!

The English Gent 2019

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.

Click here to download our tasting notes.

YEAR- 2019 
GRAPE - Pinot Précoce 67% Pinot Noir 33%
ALCOHOL (ABV) - 11.5%
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 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.’


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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Karen M.
The English Gent

Perfect fizz for any occasion. Love it!

Steph A.

Love all Hattingley wines, so we were delighted to get early access to The English Gent 2019! What a beautiful wine! Well structured; great yeasty nose and exceptionally refined on the palate!! Well done!

Michael M.
Affordable luxury

I’m a massive fan and supporter of Hattingley Wines. However, as nice and delicious their wide ranging selection are, sometimes you’ve got to reign in the spending. However, their “English Gent” is a real opportunity to have “Your cake and eat it.” Enjoying a great tasting sparkling wine at a more accommodating price point. A great compromise and alternative to their more expensive sparkling wines without compromising on taste and enjoyment.

frank c.
Decidedly average for the price.

Not the best bottle of bubbly I’ve ever bought.
Nice amount of bubbles, but the wine itself was rather light on flavour I’m afraid.
Our European cousins have little to be afraid of I’m sad to say.

Clive B.
Affordable Luxury

We all know how good the majority of English Sparkling wines are but a lot of them are very expensive. Indeed some are the same as or more pricey than French Champagne. Of course they might be better but not all of us want to spend top money every time we want a treat. So discovering this wine which was not only good quality but affordable was brilliant.I have been buying it by the crate for a couple of years and it has always been very reliable. It’s name has changed in that time, no doubt for marketing reasons but it’s worth trying. We love it.

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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