Digby Fine English Leander Pink NV Brut
£34.99

Country : England

Grape Varieties : Pinot Noir; Chardonnay; Pinot Meunier.

An elegant and finely balanced English pink fizz. Produced in the Champagne method, the mousse is fine and persistent, the flavours are of summer fruits and rose petals, with a taut acidity throughout.

Tasting Note : A beautifully pale pink colour. The nose reveals fresh, light strawberry fruit. On the palate the wine is crisp and zesty fresh, with strawberry fruit elusive floral hints and and notes of pink grapefruit.

Food Pairing : As an aperitif at a summer party; prawn cocktail; langoustines; cheese soufflé.

More info : The official wine of the famous Leander Rowing Club, Digby are proud to support the pursuit of excellence. Every bottle sold contributes to the Leander Academy, training the champion oarsmen and women of the future. Like the rest of the Digby range, this wine is blended from grapes grown on some of the best vineyard sites in Southern England, tapping into the the special chalk soil which imparts a certain magic to the wines.

Winery : Established by co-founders Trevor Clough and Jason Humphries, Digby was named after quintessentially English Sir Kenelm Digby, 17th Century philosopher, patron of the arts and pirate (!), who invented the modern wine bottle in the 1630s. Trevor and Jason decided to go down the more unusual path – for English sparkling wine – of following the negociant model rather than sourcing their wines from one vineyard site, allowing them to place the art of blending right at the heart of their winemaking process. Working with vineyards in Hampshire, Sussex and Kent, Trevor is head blender and uses the diversity of the vineyard sites to ensure continuity of quality and style in his wines.

Using the Champagne grapes Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, Digby is striking its own unique house style and is building up a following both in the UK and abroad. It is currently the fastest-selling English sparkling wine in the US, and you are likely to spot it on some of the most prestigious restaurant wine lists in the UK.