Produced using the classical method Henners Brut NV is a blend of the three traditional sparkling grape varieties, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
The grapes for Henners Brut NV are grown on Henners own clay soil and a neighbouring grower’s chalk soil. These two parcels of grapes complement each other in terms of generosity and finesse.
The components are blended each year with small proportions of reserve wine to bring additional depth and structure. The wine is aged on its lees for 3 years, producing an elegant, refined English sparkling wine with great balance and a delicious citrus and orchard fruit backbone.
Sourdough aromas combine with crunchy green apple fruit to provide a wonderfully welcoming nose. The palate is fine with a lively and persistent mousse. Green apple and pear fruit characters mix with a toasted brioche leesy flavour helping to provide a complex and moreish palate.
Balanced acidity and a long finish make this a very classy sparkling wine which makes the perfect aperitif or celebration wine.
When it comes to English wine there’s a lot to shout about, not least the stunning sparkling wines from Henners. Based just 4 miles from the sea in Herstmonceux, East Sussex, the 7 acre vineyard was created in 2007 by ex-Formula One engineer, Lawrence Warr. The winery was named in honour of Larry's French ancestor, Henners Dubois, who was forced to flee Paris for England during the French Revolution in the in the late 18th Century.
Planted with traditional Champagne varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, the vines thrive in an idyllic microclimate created by the vineyard’s proximity to the sea, low altitude (only 24 metres above sea level) and steep, sunny, south facing slopes.
All Henners wines are hand-crafted from start to finish; with separate fermenting of varietals and their vine clones to allow a broader range of wines for final blending; extended lees ageing for added complexity; and holding back of all bottles for at least 3 years prior to release to add depth and richness to every wine. Hand-crafted with every attention to detail, the winemakers create award winning wines of depth, complexity and elegance that are perfect for any occasion.