Digby Fine English, Brut Reserve, 2010

England, ‘this precious stone set in the silver sea’ has made the English who we are. Every aspect of our lives – our history, our temperament, our eccentricity, our irrepressible humour, our fearless creativity have all been shaped by our island nature, the unpredictability of our temperate climate, our richly varied geology.

And from that ancient terrain comes ‘Digby Fine English Sparkling Wine’ – a superlative, elegant, spirited expression of Englishness – with all its follies and foibles, modesty and refinement, its courage and its curiosity…

Inspired by the extraordinary life of the 17th Century philosopher, theologian, writer, pirate, inventor and ‘father of the modern wine bottle’, Sir Kenelm Digby, ‘Digby Fine English’ is a wine of distinctively English character

Recognised as World Champion English Sparkling Wine by the 2014 Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships!

Tasting notes:

Elegant yet forward, this Vintage sparkling wine is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes hand-harvested in English Wine Country.  High energy on the nose with a rich body reflecting four years of lees ageing.  A well integrated seam of acidity draws the sipper through layers of lemon magnolia and lightly poached apples to a long finish of brioche and gunpowder. 

Serving suggestion:
An inspired dining partner with smoked salmon or the most delectable oddities from your local cheesemonger. Quaff in the moment or cellar carefully.

65% Chardonnary, remainder is a split between Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier

Gold Medal Winner at the Sommelier Awards 2014 and World Champion at the Champagne and Sparkling Wine Awards 2014