Danebury English Sparkling Wine ‘Cossack’ Vintage 2018


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This Cossack vintage sparkling wine is made from a blend of the Auxerrois Blanc (Auxerrois Blanc is a cross between Gouais Blanc and Pinot Noir, which have the same ancestry as Chardonnay), and Rulander grapes (a German synonym for Pinot Gris). It is made using the traditional bottle fermentation method and aged for at least four years on its lees. The name Cossack is taken from the Danebury trained 1847 Epsom Derby winner.

True to vintage, this traditional method sparkling exudes warmth and ripeness of orchard fruit with aromas of apple, pear and white peach. Flavours on the palate evolve to lemon and grapefruit, balancing with subtle yeasty notes and a fresh, vibrant acidity. The mousse is delicate yet persistent, complimenting a clean, refreshing mouthfeel through to the finish.

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians

Danebury Vineyards, near Stockbridge, Hampshire is a family-owned boutique wine estate, producing fine English wine for over twenty years. The family have chosen to focus on a limited production of superior quality wine.

Situated on the old paddocks of the former 19th century Stockbridge Racecourse, the seven acres of skilfully tended vines grow on a south facing slope, in a chalk and flint soil, producing sophisticated dry white wines of finely balanced acidity with fruit flavours.