|12 × ×75cl||6 × ×75cl||1 × ×75cl||RRP||Bottles|
|Herbert Hall Traditional Method Brut 2013
price each inc VAT
Herbert Hall Traditional Method Brut 2013 English Sparkling WineFirst farmed by Herbert Hall in the 19th Century, the vineyard has consistently produced the earliest and finest fruit. In 2007 on a south facing 4-degree gravel-seamed clay slope in the South Downs, 12,500 vines were planted to create the new Marden Vineyard. Originally consisting of 60% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier, the Vineyard built its own winery in 2009 to have the capacity to produce 20,000 bottles per year. In 2010 Herbert Hall produced their first vintage, which was released in 2012.
Farmed organically, Herbert Hall believes that minimum intervention including pruning, bud-rubbing and leaf stripping should be done by hand thus retaining the fruits natural flavour. A small proportion of the wine is fermented in old oak barrels, adding roundness and complexity (but no oak flavour) over the course of 2 years. A separate 3-acre Herbert Hall Winery Vineyard is planted on lower ground to produce grapes with different sugar and acidity levels for blending. Primary fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks with 10% of the final blend fermented in oak barrels.
The 2013 harvest in England was highly positive, later bud bursts than expected due to a long, cold winter. However, the long, warm summer created ideal conditions for the development of the wines, thus producing healthy grapes. Herbert Hall managed to produce a wine of good complexity and flavours.
A light floral nose, which opens up to a palate full of freshness and silky mousse, an abundance of fresh apple and pear like fruit flavours and fresh acidity, nice balance of fruit and acidity, structured and good length of flavours at the finish. Each bottle is hand numbered.
Grape Varieties: Chardonnay 40%, Pinot Meunier 30%, Pinot Noir 30%
Dosage: 10 g/L
Herbert Hall Traditional Method Brut 2013 English Sparkling Wine: Same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery on 6+ bottles. Herbert Hall Overview
“Tasted blind. Some development on the nose and light and fresh. Flirtatious. Impact on the palate is like a brush with a feather. Some length. Very vigorous. Clean and brisk. But too sweet initially. Drink 2015-2019.
Herbert Hall Overview
Herbet Hall is a relative newcomer to the production of English Wine having only been established as recently as 2007. In spite of the fact that the land has only recently been planted to vine, in the 19th century it was being farmed by a relative of the owner Nick Hall, his great grandfather. To honour him, Nick decided to name the winery after the man who started farming in Marden in 1893 on the very site that is now the vineyard. Nick is sure Herbert would approve of the new use of the land and the wine that bears his name.
The Herbert hall vineyards are certified organic by the soil association. The belief is that with minimal intervention, the grapes reveal their true expression of the environment. With two vineyards producing a relatively small amount of wine (in the region of between 15,000 and 20,000 bottles), the Garden Vineyard is the larger of the two planted on a South-facing 4-degree gravel-seamed clay slope outside the village of Marden in the Weald of Kent. The warm site in the heart of the 'Garden of England' has consistently produced the earliest and finest fruit on the estate since it was first farmed by Herbert Hall in the 19th Century.