A crisp, dry, fruit-driven white showing pear, grapefruit and lemon with notes of honeysuckle and English hedgerow on the nose. Supple roundness with a slight saline minerality gives a mouthwatering, refreshing finish.
Quintessential English Bacchus with a twist of the new world, made with fruit from various vineyard locations on the estate, including some of the oldest vines in the country. Intensely aromatic with grapefruit, pear, peach, lime, and herbaceous vegetal notes of nettle and cut grass. rich flavoursome mouthfeel with slight savoury notes on the finish due to partial barrel fermentation.
Our Award Winning 2020 Vintage Chardonnay is an elegant English Dry White Wine combining notes of creamy apples and stone fruit with subtle creaminess of oak. A crisp and complex framework makes this wine an excellent match with food, and it also has the structure to support extended ageing. WineGB GOLD MEDAL WINNER.
The Octagon Block is the most established vineyard on the estate with an eclectic soil profile. Spanning over 12 acres, most of the vines sit on glaciofluvial sediments of sandy gravel, known as Danbury Gravel.
This wine expresses layers of zesty citrus aromas, honeysuckle and nougat. The palate is creamy and full bodied, showing a focused aciidty and well-integrated oak. The generous weight and long lingering finish lend to its status as a 888 wine.
"A bit richer on the nose than the regular Chardonnay but very much a relative of it. Lemon and pineapple nose. Real grip here. A bit denser and more complex. But its not there yet. Lots going on underneath. Drink to 2030.
(Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com, December 2022)
Something of Pouilly-Fuisse in the style here, a banana-custard rich nose, but on the palate linear, mineral and refined. Elegant, broad and complex, so unlike other English chardonay.
Super-premium estate sited in the warmest, driest corner of England, near the coast and Malden (of posh salt fame). This south-facing ridge enjoys an exceptionally long warm growing season - so rare in England. Our old friend John Atkinson, Master of Wine, who is an expert on cool-climate viticulture, is enthusiastically involved. Winemaker is Liam Idzikowski who boasts long experience in English wine-making; backed by owners the Bunker family, the winery is an astonishing no-expense-spared jewel in the crown for English wine.