New new new! We love an English wine and whenever we can add a new beauty we will leap on the opportunity. This is something we've been after for a while and now we can find out all about it!
Hush Heath Estate, situated in Kent, dates back to 1503. At the heart of the property is a Tudor manor surrounded by 162 hectares of perfectly manicured gardens, vineyards and apple orchards. Forward thinking Richard Balfour-Lynn first planted vineyards on the property in 2002, with the aim of making England's finest sparkling Rosé, Balfour Brut. Today, Hush Heath's 15 hectares of vineyards and 8 hectares of apple trees are meticulously and sustainably managed by a family of viticulturists.
They recently launched a non-vintage, Leslie’s Reserve, and the Hush Heath range comprises of still wines, Skye's English Chardonnay, Manor Pinot Noir and Nanette's English Rosé. Their orchards also produce Jake's Kentish cider and, a unique new product, a Sparkling English Apple Wine. These are all made from estate grown fruit by winemakers Owen Elias and Victoria Ash. Owen Elias, both winemaker and cider maker, is a four-time winemaker of the year by the UK Vineyards Association and has nearly 20 years experience making English wines.
Balfour Hush Heath Estate Luke's Pinot Noir 2018 @ £21.95 - Buy it here!
Bright ruby red, with a very clean and aromatic nose. Classic cool climate Pinot Noir characteristics with cherry, violets and blackberry. The palate is light and fresh, ripe red berry and cherry flavours supported by a touch of sweet spice.
This stuff will keep the Burgundians on their toes. The quality is just amazing. Cheers!