What's in the case?
The Local Favourites Case is a brilliant and varied selection of our favourite local wines. All these wines are either grown locally or have special local importance to us.
Giffords Hall LVII-XIX
Firstly, the Giffords Hall LVII-XIX, grown and produced in Hartest, Suffolk. The wine has a surprisingly full body for an English Pinot Noir. Fermented in barrel and left on the lees, it has a beautiful depth and structure. Giffords Hall LVII-XIX has a spicy bouquet with the cherry, earthy overtones you would expect from a Pinot. This wine was only produced for this vintage and in very small quantities.
Saffron Grange Seyval Blanc
Secondly, the Saffron Grange Seyval Blanc, grown in Little Walden, Essex. The Saffron Grange Seyval Blanc, from the spectacular 2018 vintage, is 100% Seyval Blanc. This wine has been made using the traditional method and has aged for 24 months on the lees. Therefore, you can expect a fun fizz, that has been made in the same was as your favourite bottle of Champagne – but is from Essex! In addition, this wine has far fewer “wine miles” than wines from Champagne. First and foremost, you’ll notice that the nose is packed with elderflower, citrus and soft caramel. On the palate there are notes of lemon tart, a subtle minerality and a lingering, creamy finish. Undoubtedly, a fantastic wine!
Martin’s Lane Blanc de Blancs
Thirdly, Martin’s Lane Blanc de Blancs – a beautifully balanced sparkling wine of uniquely aromatic character exuding aromas of fresh citrus and gently toasted brioche. Three years on lees has produced a wine of great underlying depth with flavours of lemon zest, shortbread and toasted nut. This wine displays a fine, persistent mousse with a richly satisfying dry finish. Martin’s Lane Blanc de Blancs is unsurpassed as an example of the very finest Blanc de Blancs!
Lyme Bay Chardonnay
Lyme Bay Chardonnay has been aged in French oak for 11 months to create this delightfully fuller bodied white wine. The nose offers subtle buttery flavours and aromas of toasted oak, lemon, lime and tropical fruits. The Lyme Bay Chardonnay has exceptional length, creamy texture and elegance with lingering acidity. There are apricot and citrus flavours with a touch of honey, nuts and toffee. This wine was grown in Essex, produced in Devon.
Freedom of the Press Bacchus
Next, Freedom of the Press Bacchus 2020 is a dry wine with aromas and flavours of citrus, pear, a little almond blossom, pine nuts, some minerality, and a hint of aromatic herbs. It is a clean, fresh, linear wine with a bit of ‘zip’, an elegant subtlety, and a good mouthfeel. Perfect for picnics, aperitifs, salads, fresh sheep and goats cheese and even vintage cheddar and seafood. We think this wine would also pair nicely with spicy or aromatic food. This wine was also grown in Essex, and produced in the Cotswolds.
Finally, our very own Elizabeth Rosé. Chosen for this case as it is the pride and joy of our little business in Saffron Walden, Essex. This wine is bursting with strawberries, cream and delicate hints of peach. A slightly deeper colour than the ever popular Provence rosé, but don’t judge a wine by it’s colour! This rosé is just as delicate as your favourite Provence.
The Local Favourites Case – Best enjoyed as a midweek treat.
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