We’ve always been enormous fans – and so have our customers – of the Harrow & Hope English Sparkling Wines, made by Henry Laithwaite at his vineyard in Berkshire. We’re delighted to now be able to offer this gorgeous English Sparkling Wine made by Henry from grapes from his mother’s vineyard, Wyfold, in Oxfordshire.
The wine is Chardonnay-predominant and exhibits an energising zing of taut acidity and minerality, elegant summer fruits and apple patisserie flavours. It has a beautiful mouthfeel, with a creamy mousse.
Wyfold Vineyard is nestled amongst the rolling hills and pristine forests on Wyfold Lane, South Oxfordshire. The south-facing slope is planted with the three classic Champagne grape varieties … basking in the sunshine by day then having all their lovely flavour locked in by the chilly nights – the vineyard is at 120m altitude. The soil there in the Chilterns is special too, with deep gravel over chalk (chilt is saxon for chalk) creating excellent drainage and giving Wyfold its acclaimed freshness and minerality. Some years it’s the last southern English vineyard to be harvested and that long season is key to the deep flavours.