Derbyshire’s very own wine. Yes, Derbyshire! Grapes for this wine are grown a mere 25 minute drive from the shop in the attractive Renishaw Hall and Gardens. Renishaw Hall’s vineyard was planted by Alexandra Sitwell’s father, the late Sir Reresby, in 1972. Up until 1986 it was certified the most northern vineyard in the world, 53 degrees 18 minutes north (this has now changed with a vineyard in Norway now taking the crown).
Kieron Atkinson is the winemaker for the English Project and having trained in Champagne, he makes a brilliantly elegant wine. Made from Seyval Blanc, a grape that thrives in the UK and makes for refreshing, crisp wines.
Fine small bubbles, hints of lemon zest and brioche along with firm acidity provides great structure to a young vibrant clean sparkling wine with hints of citrus and freshly baked biscuits. You’d be forgiven for thinking that this is a champagne!