Plenty of summer fruits, sweet strawberry, boysenberry and loganberry to the fore, with great texture from its time in French oak, this smart blend of Pinot Noir and Rondo combines the best characteristics of both the new world and classic wines. It is soft on the palate, with a rich ruby colour, and its good acidity levels make it a perfect match for rich foods. Whitehall Farm has been in the same family for five generations, since 1894. Their history of growing and farming evolved into a desire to take on a new challenge, to produce premium English wines. Whitehall Vineyard was established in 2017 with the support of a small team of planters, who helped the family plant the vines one by one. The vineyard is based in the fertile soils of the Avon Valley, with a favourable aspect and an underlying bedrock of permeable limestone. This terroir is perfect for growing Rondo, Bacchus, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris, the basis of Whitehall’s wines.
Peaches and cream, strawberry sherbet, white pepper, mmm£29.99
A beautiful blend of floral and fruit, soft melon and peach entwined with elderflower£14.99
Dark & sweet mead with a discreet hint of ginger£5.99
Sparkling rosé - the best sub-category of English Sparkling Wine£174.99
Written with his usual flair and verve, this book manages to be an effortless read yet impart a barrel-full of English wine facts and opinions£16.99
Flavours of honey, tropical fruits, vanilla and almonds with a hint of peach and fig£31.99
Ripe citrus and melon leaving a lingering mandarin finish£11.95