This is a wonderful example of how to balance freshness and oak. It’s certainly got a creamy, oak character but citrus, orchard fruit and a little floral note shine through. Made down in Herstmonceux in East Sussex, just 4 miles from the sea.
Herstmonceux, East Sussex, UK.
Henners is made up of a 7 acre vineyard that was created in 2007 by ex-Formula One engineer, Lawrence Warr. Their vineyards are situated in Herstmonceux, East Sussex, 4 miles from the sea and soils here are made up of limestone and sandstone. The winery was named in honour of Larry’s French ancestor, Henners Dubois, who was forced to flee Paris for England during the French Revolution in the in the late 18th Century.
This particular wine is made from only the best parcels of vines that showed the greatest potential, with good flavour development, ripeness and acidity balance.
Grapes were hand harvested and direct pressed in to the barrel for fermentation. The wine went through malolactic fermentation in barrel before the barrels were blended back together. The wine was then aged in barrel for 6 months, then bottled and rested for six months before release. 3800 bottles were made.
Apple, lemon and stone fruit aromas with some toasty and buttery notes and a citrus streak. Delicate spice and creamy, textural richness from time spent in barrel.
The freshness and natural acidity of the wine gives this excellent ageing potential and it is a great match for food. Pair with roast chicken, cheese souffle or grilled fish.