A crisp, refreshing red with rounded fruits and tannins, and subtle depths. Spice and plum pudding on the nose; cherry on the palate with a savoury note. If served lightly chilled, it makes an interesting alternative to a rosé. Somborne Valley Vineyard comprises three distinctly separate vineyards within Hoplands Estate. Its vineyards are set in the downland landscape of the Test Valley, Hampshire, in what is increasingly recognised as one of the pre-eminent wine producing areas of England. Its first plantings were in the Millennium year with further phases of planting in 2006 and 2017. Its plantings, totalling some 28 acres, comprise Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Rondo, Bacchus and Sauvignon Blanc. All harvesting is by hand and the vineyard produces both sparkling and still wines.