It’s almost that time of year again – English Wine Week 2021 is taking place between Sat 19th – Sun 27th June.
There has never been a more exciting time to be involved in English wine and what better way to celebrate this exciting industry than raising a glass of home-grown wine?
Henners Vineyard new release Gardner Street Classic and Rosé are the perfect summer pair to celebrate with. Gardner Street is the historic name of Henners’ home village of Herstmonceux. The old name captures the hand-harvested, artisanal craft of tending vines & wines down English country lanes.
Gardner Street Classic is a blend of 85% Bacchus and 15% Chardonnay. It has the classic floral, elderflower note we have come to know of contemporary Bacchus married with a touch of stone fruit from the Chardonnay. On the palate there’s an abundance of red apple fruit, a touch of wild fennel with the barrel fermented Chardonnay giving mid palate weight and structure to a wine that ultimately finishes with a brisk, present acidity.
Gardner Street Rosé is 65% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Meunier blend of wine from fruit sourced 100% from Henners clay soils. Seaside salinity and mandarin zest on the nose. There’s a beach pebble minerality texture to the palate along with a blood orange tang. Persistent zing and lift to the finish.
We spoke to Henners winemaker Collette O’Leary to find out more about her journey into wine, her experiences as a winemaker in England, and the role Henners is playing in helping to develop the English wine industry.
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Happy English Wine Week!