Stopham Estate Brut Prestige has ripe and open aromas of baked apple, apricot and sweet brioche with a refreshing zesty streak.
Surprisingly full and creamy on the palate with ripe peaches and cream flavours and texture.
Stopham Estate Brut Prestige is excellent with salty and creamy canapes.
About the vineyard
When Simon Woodhead left his Formula 1 engineering career at McLaren to do a Spanish language course in Madrid, he didn’t know he would end up planting a Sussex vineyard.
It was in Spain that Simon caught the wine bug and initially he planned to import Spanish wines into the UK.
He subsequently enrolled on a Wine Production and Business course at Plumpton Agricultural College near Lewes, Sussex.
Once at Plumpton, surrounded by English wine enthusiasts, Simon’s passion for nature and agriculture inspired him to plant his own vineyard and make English wine.
The art and science behind fining, blending and balancing wine appealed greatly to his creative side.
Then, by chance, at a friend’s house party in the little West Sussex village of Stopham, Simon spotted a fallow south-facing sandy field, perfect for growing grapes and it wasn’t long before in spring 2007, Simon planted 21,000 vines in a 20 acres field.
The old Stopham dairy, a dilapidated Grade II listed Victorian barn, was renovated for the winery and Tom Bartlett, another Plumpton graduate from a wine retail background, joined Simon in time for the first vintage in 2010.
“It has been harder than I imagined, but the challenge of creating a special English wine is extremely satisfying. Although we are relative newcomers, we have received a number of accolades and were very proud and honoured to have our wine chosen to be served on the Royal Barge at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee”
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