Sharpham Dart Valley Reserve
Sharpham Wine at its Best
Winemaker Duncan Schwab and the team at Sharpham wine have excelled themselves with this crisp, clean, easy-drinking English white wine.
On the nose this is quite subtle with hints of apples and green grass. The palate has delicate fruit flavours with the slightest touch of butteriness.
This elegant English wine has a just off-dry style resulting in a wine perfect for drinking on its own or with food. An ideal wine for early drinking.
I recently paired it with pulled ham hock, grain mustard and gnocchi, and it was the perfect partner.
In my humble opinion, still English white wine is coming of age and Sharpham wines are right there at the forefront of quality. This Dart Valley Reserve recently won a Gold award in the Sommelier Wine Awards.
Sharpham wine have been using grapes from the vines at Sandridge Barton for over 40 years. This idyllic English vineyard is sited close to the estuary of the river Dart where the saltwater keeps the temperature 1 or 2 degrees higher than further inland (reducing the risk of frost) and the breeze ensures a steady flow of air.
Much of the vineyard is planted with Madeleine Angevine, originally from the Loire Valley, but which seems very happy in its South Devon home. Blended with Bacchus and given a brief period in American oak this ever popular white wine has a light, fresh character.
In the Press
Recently reviewed by Dave Cronin on VinoViews it scored 8.5/10
"Although easy to drink, there was some complexity to this and this was more evident as it warmed up in the glass, this really was a delight to drink and highly recommended."
Sharpham have been at the forefront of vine growing and English wine making for almost 30 years. Sharpham wines are widely recognised as some of the finest English wines. Each of their wines are stylish and offer intense fruit flavours and aromas, which are made from carefully selected grape varieties grown on sheltered slopes overlooking the River Dart in South Devon.
The vineyards at Sandridge Barton are mostly south facing and the salt water in the Dart estuary keeps the temperature 1 to 2 degrees higher than further inland (keeping frost to a minimum).
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