Made with 80% fresh home grown apples, no sugar addition and distilled with a very fine, high grade pure alcohol.
This smells of apples and spices and is a very good pudding accompaniment.
We prefer it chilled like schnapps and it is wonderfully refreshing after a large meal, or simply with fruit and cheese.
About the vineyard
Giffords Hall is a family owned vineyard planted on the site of an ancient glacial riverbed near Long Melford in Suffolk.
The sandy/clay soil produces quality grapes, high in natural sugars and acids, that lend themselves particularly well to both sparkling and dry, aromatic still wines.
The vineyard was planted around 25 years ago and the vines are now in their prime.
Madeleine Angevine, Bacchus, Reichensteiner, Rondo, Pinot Noir, (both Burgundian and Precoce), and of course the Pinot Blanc, all do well on this site.
The family concentrated on producing top quality fruit and became contract growers in order to learn as much as they could.
The ultimate aim, though, was to produce very high quality boutique wines themselves and in 2009, they put their first label onto a bottle.
The Howards bought Giffords at just the time when real investment and marketing expertise were starting to enter the English wine industry attracting corresponding media attention.
Giffords Hall wines have received many awards and trophies over the years including the Waitrose trophy for most outstanding rose and National English Wine Trophy for our Bacchus.
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