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 2021 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."