Award-winning English sparkling wine from a winemaker who, despite modest beginnings, has made a real name for himself. “Will Davenport is one of the more serious and talented winegrowers in the UK today. The winery contains some of the best facilities and equipment in the UK… one of the brighter stars in the English wine firmament.” Stephen Skelton, The Wines of Britain & Ireland.
Vineyard size 7.5 hectares. Organic since 2003.
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Chardonnay, Davenport Vineyard
This limited edition from Will Davenport is a relatively rare English Chardonnay and a happy reminder of a hot summer. Its appealing light golden colour leads on to a nose that’s typical of the grape with ripe apple and lime notes. A year in barrels has given it a good balance of oak and fruit acidity with a slightly crisp, citric edge. Natural wine-making processes have resulted in this unfiltered white having a deposit of harmless tartrate crystals in the bottle. It should be left to stand a while before careful pouring.