07 Jun 2021
In celebration of English Wine Week (19th-27th June), and to support British wines and vineyards, enjoy a glass of England’s finest sparkling from award-winning, family-owned Hampshire winery, Hattingley Valley.
Known for its refreshingly modern, innovative and dynamic approach to winemaking, Hattingley Valley is one of England’s leading wineries. Offering a diverse range of premium still and sparkling wines, just in time for English Wine Week, Hattingley has announced the release of a new 2019 sparkling white and sparkling red wine – nicknamed the English Gent and the English Lady.
With a huge choice to suit all occasions – from a fruity chardonnay to a sparkling ruby red – and all available to order direct online; here are our top picks to celebrate English Wine Week 2021.
2019 English Gent (£19) – A Well-balanced All Rounder
Hattingley’s most recent release and retailing at an accessible price, the English Gent, made in the traditional method, is a classic sparkling wine. Made from Bacchus, to create vibrant and aromatic notes, and Pinot Gris grapes, to add a touch of backbone, this wine is bursting with character – as colourful as its label. Taking the expression of terroir to another level, the 2019 English Gent is filled with vibrant aromas of elderflower and hedgerow, complete with notes of white fruit that follow through onto the palate. Pure ‘Englishness’ in a glass, this wine is straightforward and enjoyable – a definite crowd pleaser!
2019 English Lady (£19) – For Those Who Seek Something Special
A very limited release bound to impress even the most discerning of drinkers, the 2019 English Lady is a sparkling red made from Pinot Noir & Pinot Noir Précoce. An elegant wine with aromas and flavours of cranberries, redcurrants and cherries, and underlying hints of spice, toast, and dark chocolate. Smooth and delicate with a vibrant ruby colour, serve chilled and enjoy as the perfect accompaniment to a summer BBQ, or even a Sunday roast.
2020 STILL Chardonnay (£19.50) – Perfect for Alfresco Drinking & Dining
The brand-new 2020 Chardonnay is the vineyard’s first still white wine made from 100% Chardonnay grapes. Pale lemon in colour with a soft green hue, this young and vibrant Chardonnay has wonderfully pronounced citrus, blossom and grapefruit aromas, with a hint of honey and pear. The palate is clean and fresh, with green apple flavours, and a creamy texture nicely balanced with its natural vibrant bright acidity. A fine and rich mouthfeel, with a long dry finish, the Chardonnay is perfect for alfresco drinking, pairing beautifully with barbecued monkfish or chicken – a winner when entertaining this summer.
2020 STILL Rosé (£95.70 per case) – For the Rosé Lovers
A light and elegant wine, the 2020 STILL Rosé has a pink salmon hue with aromas of fresh red fruits and creamy notes following through to the palate. Dry and smooth, with delicate yet vibrant acidity, the wine is bursting with notes of strawberry and raspberry flavours. The ideal warm weather wine – this rosé is perfect to sip on during a summer scorcher whilst relaxing outdoors, and makes for the perfect gift to for alfresco parties with family and friends.
The award-winning line-up also includes Hattingley’s Classic Reserve NV (£30), the winery’s most popular blend; the 2014 Kings Cuvée (£80), voted ‘Best Sparkling Wine in the UK at the WinGB Awards; the 2014 Blanc de Blancs (£39.50), a superior vintage made from 100% Chardonnay; and the 2017 Sparkling Rosé (£36) – a delicious and elegant wine for rosé drinkers.
All wines are available to purchase at www.hattingleyvalley.com.
Hattingley Valley – Celebrate English Wine Week in style.
Wield Yard, Lower Wield, Nr Alresford, Hampshire SO24 9AJ
01256 389 188