What's in the case?
What’s in the case?
A perfect taste of the wines of the South East.
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Simpsons Rabbit Hole
Firstly, Simpsons Rabbit Hole is deep crimson in colour with redcurrant, blueberry and exotic spice aromas. Silky tannins are complemented by black fruit flavours and undertones of freshly ground coffee. Match with British venison bresaola, rabbit linguine, or roast beetroot risotto
Tickerage Blanc de Blancs
Secondly, the Tickerage Blanc de Blancs is medium gold with an intense and prolonged fine bead and mousse. Clean nose with hints of honey and caramelised apple. The extended lees ageing means the honey theme continues on the palate. This wine is nicely balanced with crisp acidity and hints of melon, cucumber, thyme and orange blossom. A long, vinous finish. 9 years on the lees has given this wine a wonderful complexity, a lovely example of an English, 100% Chardonnay, sparkler.
Stopham Pinot Gris
Thirdly, the Stopham Estate Pinot Gris is off-dry, with aromatic peach and pear fruit alongside the floral character on the nose. On the palate, this has excellent balance with crisp acidity. It is fairly full in body, with plenty of juicy fruit intensity, but is refreshing and long, with a lively citrus and stone fruit finish. Stopham Estate Pinot Gris is excellent with spicy dishes and roast pork.
Biddenden Ortega is semi-aromatic on the nose, and displays appealing fresh aromas of green apple, grapefruit, cut grass and flora, whilst the palate is medium bodied, crisp, characterful and deliciously fruity. This wine is delicious when served as an aperitif, this refreshing white would also pair well with lightly spicy dishes and simple seafood.
The Nutbourne Hedgerow is the only off-dry wine in the range, made from a blend of Riesling-style German varietals (including some forty-year-old vines), retaining some residual sugars. Beautifully well rounded, this wine has a big wildflower bouquet and an abundance of hedgerow fruits and elderflower. Being a little sweeter, it is a very moreish wine!
Bluebell Blanc de Blancs
Finally, the Bluebell Blanc de Blancs is light golden in colour, with vivid, fine bubbles, this wine has tropical lychee and pineapple aromas on the nose. Deliciously youthful flavours of white melon, kiwi fruit and mandarin on the palate create a vibrant finish. Bluebell Blanc de Blancs has a balanced acidity which works beautifully as an aperitif with olives and smoked nuts or fish dishes such as fritto misto.
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