Laverstoke limited release sparkling wine
Fuller's has partnered with Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire - long-time supplier and the organic and bio-dynamic producers of delicious food and wine, to produce a limited release of English sparkling wine to serve in selected pubs from 3rd December.
The wine itself is made at Hattingley Valley winery in Alresford under the supervision of not only award-winning, but twice chosen UK winemaker of the year, Emma Rice. The aim was to produce a run of limited release English sparkling wines in time for Christmas 2021. This will be the first of a series of limited-edition wine releases.
ABOUT THE WINE
The wine itself comes from the 2016 harvest, a gloriously sunny vintage in the UK (yes, we get them sometimes…), and is made from 88% Pinot Noir and 12% Chardonnay - the two classic Champagne grape varieties.
The wine has been aged for four years before release, giving plenty of rich, biscuit and brioche characters to the classic red apple and citrus flavours of a premium English sparkling wine.
The fruit itself is bio-dynamically grown, a method of production that draws heavily on organics and places great emphasis on protection and development of the wider ecosystem around the vineyard.
The wine will be listed in 127 Fuller’s pubs, each with a bespoke label design drawing inspiration from the site’s logo or swing sign.
GOLDEN TICKET BOTTLES
Each bottle was hand-labelled and numbered by Laverstoke Park. Within the 1,500 bottle release there are 12 ‘golden ticket’ bottles numbered 1845 on the back of the label. If you're lucky enough to receive one of these bottles when visiting a Fuller’s pub, then you get the bottle on the house.
Don’t forget, this wine is very limited with only a small number of bottles going to the selected pubs - so when it’s gone, it’s gone! If you miss out, there will be a second limited edition release in the new year.