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Huxbear Classic Sparkling 2018, Devon

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Huxbear Classic Sparkling 2018, Devon

£25.55 Single Bottle
£23.00 Any 6 Mix
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As a sparkling wine producing nation, we are bringing our "A" game right now, often beating Champagne in competition and blind tastings. In places, the geology of southern England is similar to that found in northern France and our warming temperatures make for the perfect ripening of the holy trinity of sparkling wine grapes (Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay).

Huxbear Vineyard is a small, fully sustainable vineyard in the beautiful Teign Valley, Devon. Owned by Ben and Lucy Hulland who together with their 3-legged dog tend the 6 hectares of vines and produce impeccable English Sparkling Wine. This is seriously good value sparkling wine, as good as anything being produced in the world.

English Sparkling Wine

Until now this has been something of a Devonshire secret, available at farmers markets and a small number of local shops, but it's so good we want everyone to know about it. It's made using the methode traditonelle and spends 2 years on its lees to add depth and creaminess.

The wine itself has a classic fresh nose of green apples with hints of pineapple. The bubbles are fine and persistent. On the palate it is dry and shows plenty of fresh green apple with a touch of biscuitiness. Exceptional value for a fine English sparkling wine. 

What we think

"This is as good as anything you'll get from Champagne - and at a great price" - Dan

 

Meet the Producer

Learn more about Ben and Lucy Hulland

Quick Info

Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 11.5
Blend: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
BIN: BTL-0087
Current Stock: 61
Vegan: Yes
Vegetarian: Yes
Style: Sparkling & Champagne
Style: Sparkling Blend

More Information

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Ben Hulland, Huxbear Vineyard

Lucy and Ben started their vineyard from scratch following an idea inspired by a (possibly over-enthusiastic) wine tasting session. They sold up everything and moved to Brighton so that Ben could study winemaking at Plumpton College. After qualifying they found the perfect site in 2007 at Huxbear Farm near Chudleigh in Devon. The south-east facing slope offers ideal protection from late frosts.

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Devon, England

Devon's vineyards are situatued in the valleys and lowlands of south and east Devon. Mostly close to the rivers Exe, Teign and Dart.

The growing season is long, with sun and heat starting earlier and lasting longer than in many other English counties. This gives the grapes more time to ripen and more time to hang.

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Sparkling Blend

The grapes, most commonly Chardonnay, Pinot noir and Pinot meunier, are used to make several base wines that are assembled together to make Champagne, English Sparkling wine and other classic cuvée wines.

Champagne blends can also include Arbane, Petit Meslier, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris. Other appelations have rules about which grapes can be included.

Product Reviews

2 reviews
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    Trusted Customer on 9th Aug 2022

    Amazing English Fizz - the perfect celebration bottle

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    Trusted Customer on 11th Dec 2021

    Great English sparkling wine