There have been 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 air flow.
Much of the vineyard is planted with Madeleine Angevine, originally from the Loire Valley, but which seems very happy in its South Devon home. For their 2020 Estate Selection, the small team of dedicated winemakers at Sharpham used the grapes from the best spot in the vineyard (rather unromantically named 'D' block).
This is a dry and fresh style of English White Wine that brings Devon to your glass. This is produced with 100% free-run juice, creating a highly approachable and juicy style of wine.
The wine is clean and crisp, with great balance. The nose bursts with aromas of green apples and English meadows. On the palate there is a zingy citrussy freshness.
Perfect for an English garden party, or paired with some fresh seafood from the Devon coast.
Recently reviewed by Dave Cronin on VinoViews it scored 8/10
"If there was ever a summer wine this is it, fresh, bright, crisp and delicious, drink it with fish or seafood or just sip on it’s own, either way it’s a pretty decent white wine."
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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