The nearly five hectares of Jenkyn Place Vineyard lie at around 100m altitude, on a gentle, chalky, south-facing slope of the North Downs.
Maison Simonnet Febvre are the only winery in Chablis making sparkling wine, and about a quarter of their total production is Crémant
It’s been estimated that some 40% of the total Tassie harvest tonnage goes into making sparkling wine. That’s some three-quarters of the chardonnay grown and one third of the pinot noir grown on the island state. It’s all about the cool climate.
Judging at the English and Welsh Wine of the Year Competition, 2012 was a new and relished experience for me. I came away reinvigorated by the dynamism and freshness of the industry.
All the good news about English wine, and sparkling wine in particular, is fully deserved. Our producers are making world class bubblies that compete on their own merits on the international stage.
I was completely blown away by this wine.
English wine is the flavour du jour, but is it set up to capitalise on the recent awards and consumer demand?
Landlocked Luxembourg’s 1,300 hectares vineyards lie along a 42 kilometre stretch of the country’s south east border with Germany. Both still and sparkling wines are emerging from a period of evolution.
With Christmas in mind, I recently went to a tasting of Aussie sparklers and sweeties.
Is this the definitive list of bottle sizes for Champagne?