In the Domesday book of 1086 there were 2 vineyards recorded in this area of the Cotswolds.
Woodchester Valley is a family owned vineyard and winery in the South Cotswolds. The estate was established in 2007 when a single acre was planted to assess the suitability of the land for growing vines. Today they have three vineyard sites with a total of 45 acres under vine.
All the vines are planted on moderate slopes facing South, East and South-West.
100% Bacchus. The wine is fermented in temperature controlled tainless steel to preserve the primary fruit flavours of the Bacchus grape.
A quintessential representation of the varietal style. Aromatic yet dry, With both Early and late harvested fruit this wine offers complex flavours of zesty citrus and gooseberry, subtle lychee and pineapple, with a distinctive elderflower aroma. The finish is mouthwatering and incredibly refreshing.
Laneberg Wine is an urban winery in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear.
Winemaker Elise Lane, who grew up in Newcastle, makes the wine from grapes grown at Walton Brook Vineyard in Leicestershire.
After studying Chemistry at Oxford, Elise moved to London and worked for a big four accountancy firm in corporate finance. Whilst there she did a couple of wine related qualifications at the WSET, but was always drawn to winemaking (and its chemistry!). A PGDip at Plumpton College, Sussex,was followed by work as an assistant winemaker in their commercial winery.
Elise moved back to the North East in 2017 (to be near family) and set up Laneberg Wine.
Bacchus is the prized grape variety for still wine in England.
Dry, it is full of elderflower aroma and peach and green apple flavours. It has complex fruity notes and a lovely zesty finish.
Recently awarded a Bronze Medal at the 2019 IWSC, the judges commented:
“Juicy conference pear with grapefruit tang perfumes, zesty and lively in the mouth, good purity and length”
Furleigh Estate is 85 acres of vineyard, lakes and grazing land surrounded by woodland near Bridport, Dorset. The area is teaming with wildlife; buzzards fly overhead; deer, pheasants and partridge roam the vineyard, while heron fish regularly from the lakes to which the resident geese return each Spring.
Four years of careful planning and investment has transformed the former dairy farm into a modern and productive vineyard and winery.
A 5,000 square foot winery was built in 2007. This now accommodates a specialist pneumatic press, designed to carry out the very gentle whole bunch pressing required for quality sparkling wines. Temperature controlled stainless steel tanks from Italy and Germany, oak barrels from Cognac and riddling and dosage machinery from Epernay in the Champagne region of France complete the major equipment.
A temperature controlled cellar provides the ideal conditions to store and mature sparkling wines on their lees, so as to develop the best flavours and mousse possible.
This traditional, bottle-fermented, quality sparkling wine is made from 41% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir & 24% Pinot Meunier. These classic French varieties give this wine a creamy mousse, a fruity and harmonious taste and good length focussed on freshness. After hand picking, the grapes were whole bunch pressed to obtain the finest juice. Tirage (the addition of yeast and unfermented juice to start the second fermentation in the bottle) took place after 7 months. The wine was then left to mature on its lees for at least 18 months before disgorgement.
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