Our Cossack vintage sparkling wine is made from a blend of the Auxerrois Blanc (Auxerrois Blanc is a cross between Gouais Blanc and Pinot Noir, which have the same ancestry as Chardonnay), and Rulander grapes (a German synonym for Pinot Gris). It is made using the traditional bottle fermentation method and aged for at least five years on its lees. The name Cossack is taken from the Danebury trained 1847 Epsom Derby winner.
Cossack tasting notes:
Lemon flowers and orange blossom the nose has a mix of fragrances the palate fresh at the start citrusy. Richer in the middle there is a hint of sweetness nectarines and a touch of white peach but the fresh fruit comes through at the back an attractive mix of pink grapefruit and tangerines. 93 points
Derek Smedley MW
Madeleine Angevine is a white wine grape from the Loire Valley that makes an attractive fruity wine with a flowery nosefind out more
Madeleine Angevine is a white wine grape from the Loire Valley in France that is popular in the United Kingdom. The early-ripening grape is a cross between Madeleine Royale and de Malingre grapes a Riesling-type that grows well in cooler climates. Madeleine Angevine makes an attractive fruity wine with a flowery nose, similar to an Alsatian Pinot Blanc. It is crisp and dry, and pairs particularly well with seafoods such as scallops and oysters.
Madeleine Angevine tasting notes:
The nose has peachy richness the palate hints of tropical fruits but there is underlying freshness Granny Smith apples and pink grapefruit. Breadth of flavour in the middle the fruit is ripe an attractive balance of flavours depth richness at the back with citrus and a hint of mineral on the finish 92 points
Derek Smedley MW
Winner of a Bronze Medal at the 2018 International Wine and Spirit Competition.
A unusual German grape, popularly grown in England, Schönburger is an appealing aromatic dry white winefind out more
A unusual German grape, popularly grown in England, Schönburger is a hybrid of Pinot Noir and another grape, itself a hybrid of Chasselas and Muscat Hamburg. An appealing aromatic dry white wine. A lovely accompaniment to fish, chicken and sauce based dishes.
Schönburger tasting notes:
Green lime and lemon fresh the nose, the start of the palate is a bowlful of apples. There is mid depth richer flavour of tropical fruits, a hint of pear, the sweetness balanced by freshness. The back palate has sweetness, the finish lighter, fresher, citrusy.
Derek Smedley MW
Winner of a Bronze Medal in the 2017 UKVA Wine Awards
A skilful blend of all our grape varieties that produces a full dry white winefind out more
A skilful blend of all our grape varieties, this wine displays a complex combination of the fruitiness of the Madeleine Angevine, the crisp acidity of the Schonburger, the structure of the Auxerrois, all complemented by the subtle influence of the Rulander. It has plenty of minerality on the finish and works well with a variety of dishes due to its complex flavour and crisp acidity.
Reserve tasting notes:
The nose has a mix of fruits a herbal tinge that adds interest the start of the palate has apple freshness. Rich fruit in the middle a tropical fruit mix depth of flavour the richness is well balanced by leafy freshness then it fills out at the back with ripe apricots.
Derek Smedley MW.
Winner of a Silver Medal in the 2017 Sommelier Wine Awards.