Henners Vintage is crafted only in exceptional years, such as 2014, when winemaker Collette O'Leary believes the concentration, ripeness and maturity of fruit will deliver an exceptional wine for extended ageing.
This vintage is blended from 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir. The Chardonnay delivers excellent structure and vibrancy, while the Pinot Noir brings body and depth to deliver great roundness on the palate. The wine has spent 4 years on lees before release.
It is deliciously biscuity and creamy with honey aromas and beautifully poised acidity, all finished with just a hint of salinity.
Henners is 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. The wines are hand-crafted by talented winemaker Collette O'Leary; with separate fermenting of varietals to give a broad range of wines for final blending.