Digby Non Vintage Brut 75clDigby Fine English
Country : England
Grape Varieties : Pinot Noir; Pinot Meunier; Chardonnay.
A well-rounded and very appealing fizz, with rich fullness of fruit and a zippy, fresh acidity. Blended from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes grown in Hampshire, Sussex and Kent. A top example of great English sparkling wine.
Tasting Note : Rich, warm notes on the nose. On the palate the wine shows ripe fruit with toasty notes, a fine, crisp acidity and a long, elegant finish.
Food Pairing : Share with friends and family at parties, great as an aperitif with canapés, or just to cheer yourself up if you have had a bad day.
More info : English sparkling wines are really hitting the headlines, and this great example shows why. All that characterises the best of English fizz shines through in this delicious blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. The Chardonnay in this wine is aged for an extra 18 months on its lees to give added richness and depth to the wine, whilst the Pinot Noir brings concentration and structure, and the Pinot Meunier juicy roundness. This wine will stand comparison with the best in the world. English sparkling wines are here to stay, and can only continue to go from strength to strength.
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.