Chardonnay, Danbury Ridge, Essex, England 2021
Regular price £43.35
A remarkable Chardonnay, unlike anything else from England. Lick of vanilla and stones on the nose, with lime and spice from the 10 months in barrel. Broad and dense palate – hawthorn blossom, honey and toast –, very long and distinctive.White Chardonnay 13.5%
Located in the warmest, dried area of the UK, the first vineyards were planted at Danbury Ridge in 2014, and 2018 was their debut vintage. And as Jancis Robinson said, "what a debut!" The focus here has, and always will be still wines, and with the Essex climate, and the ripeness levels the grapes are reaching, one can certainly see why. Under the guidance of highly talented winemaker Liam Idzikowski, Danbury Ridge have raised the bar exponentially for English still wine.