Grape(s): 64% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnay, 4% Pinot Meunier
Localization: Kent, England
Tasting Notes:This blend uses grapes from Hush Heath's newest vineyard, planted in 2002, for a fresh, fruit-forward style. It is a well-made wine with a fresh, fine mousse and crisp acidity. There's lemon balm, white flower and green apple notes plus a hint of red berry fruit on the tight palate.
Notes: While its flagship vintage rosé has secured Hush Heath a firm place among England’s top wine producers, the estate recently introduced a second tier of traditional method sparkling wine. This pair of non-vintage wines, a rosé and a white, appear under the '1503' label, a reference to the date when the estate’s historic manor house was built. Made from the property’s younger vineyards and with a slightly higher dosage than the original Balfour wines.
Food Pairing: Try it with fish and chips.
The Domain: Our boutique, state-of-the-art winery in Kent on Hush Heath Estate was built in 2010 and allowed us to take full creative control of our wines and ciders. We have sourced bespoke wine making equipment including hand crafted, stainless steel tanks from Champagne and a bottling line from Italy.
Creating our bespoke laboratory, has allowed us to be experimental, agile, and develop enormously. Most important of all, we employed two dedicated and masterful professionals with years of experience of the winemaking process. Both Owen Elias and Victoria Ash bring richness and vibrancy to everything they create.
In the autumn, Hush Heath winery enjoys its busiest time of year and manages all of the apples and grapes from our land. None of our fruit has to travel long distances to the winery and we pride ourselves on producing a range of sparkling and still wines and ciders which are uniformly characterized by a clean, crisp, and lively personality with concentrated fruit. Our immaculate facilities, give us precise control over the winery pressing process and play an important role in this signature style.