What's in the case?
Sara has included two of her all-time favourite and most-memorable sparklers in her case – The Ridgeview Blanc de Noirs and the Trevibban Blanc de Blancs.
The Ridgeview Blanc de Noirs is a multi-award-winning wine sparkling white wine produced from solely black grapes, hence ‘Blanc de Noirs’ – White from Black.
With stunning aromas of cherry, sweet spice and fresh herbs and a rich, complex, toasted palate, this wine was immediately branded Sara’s ‘New Favourite’ English sparkling wine when she first tasted it back in 2017 and it continues to improve with age!
The Trevibban Blanc de Blancs – White from White – is produced solely from Chardonnay grapes and is a very different sparkler, equally enjoyable.
This wine won ‘Wine of the Year’ and ‘Best Sparkling Wine’ at the Wine GB West Awards 2019.
It has a wonderfully fresh, citrus character with rich brioche and honey notes.
Giffords Hall rosé is a local favourite for Sara that also comes in a magnum!
This is a Provence-style rosé made from Madeleine Angevine and Rondo grapes which give it a lovely English rose and wild strawberry nose which spills over into the palate which is balanced by a touch of refreshing grapefruit.
An absolute crowd-pleaser, this rosé is for any time of day, any time of year and should be a staple in your cellar.
The Ashdown Ortega was the first English Ortega Sara tasted.
Having fallen in love with Bacchus as England’s star still variety, Sara was delighted to find that Ortega was a different style of single varietal white still wine that has a richness and complexity that keeps you interested from first sip to last drop.
This wine has bold aromas of verbena, apricot and hazelnut which lead to flavours of ripe peach, Mirabelle plum and baked apples on the palate.
As a picky Chardonnay drinker, Sara is always delighted when she finds a Chardonnay that feels like it was made just for her – The Woodchurch Chardonnay is one of those wines.
A truly special wine with wonderful fresh citrus flavours and sealed with beautiful yellow wax, making every bottle individual.
With inviting aromas of elderflower and melon and wonderful fresh citrus flavours on the palate alongside peach and honey, this wine has a smooth rich finish with long lasting flavours of hazelnuts and caramel.
A must try. Especially if you don’t usually love Chardonnay.
The Winbirri Signature.
English reds tend to have a reputation for being lighter-bodied and often quite earthy, so Sara was delighted to find an English red that bucks the trend!
Winbirri Vineyard are famed for their Platinum award winning Bacchus, but more people should know about their gorgeous, smooth, mouth-watering Signature red.
Bursting with rich plum and dark-berry fruits with spicy notes of coffee and blackberries.
Plum and vanilla come through beautifully on the palate, and your medium-bodied English red wine dreams have come true.
This case is a little summary of Sara’s English wine adventures to date which she knows you will love exploring just as much as she has.