With 2018 being such a good year for English wine, we decided to celebrate with a selection of limited edition sparkling wines.
Tom’s Cuvée has been made using the traditional double fermentation method. This White Sparkling Wine is made with our Seyval and Madeline Angevine Grapes. It is 12%. This wine is a brut and crisp, with notes of green apple, gooseberry and citrus fruits with good acidity.
Thomas Nathan Wilson is one of the third generations living and working at Little Wold Vineyard. He re-joined the business in 2014 with his wife Nikki and daughters Ellie and India. Tom grew up on the farm working alongside Henry as a boy; little did he know then he’d one day be caring for vines rather than wheat or barley.
Alice’s Cuvée has been made using the traditional double fermentation method. This Rosé sparkling wine is made with a blend of our Rondo, Seyval and Madeline grapes. It is 12%. This is a delightfully crisp sparkling wine and displays red fruit flavours on the palate with a hint of citrus and pear.
Alice Georgina Maltby (nee Wilson) is one of the third generations of Wilson’s working at Little Wold Vineyard. One of her greatest achievements is our wedding site. She was one of the first people to marry at the vineyard back in 2016 to her husband Andrew and their family has since grown with the arrivals of Harry and Georgina.
Ours is a Pinto Noir and Chardonnay blend (a first for Little Wold Vineyard)
The Wilson family have owned and managed the land where the vineyard now sits for over 70 years. With three generations of the family currently working on the land we hope the land will stay in our family for generations to come.
Heather’s Sparkle is a Brut Rosé sparkling wine that exhibits strawberry aromas while on the palate the wine is fresh and crisp. This is a 2016 vintage wine made by the traditional double fermentation method using our Rondo grape variety.
In the very beginning of his retirement venture, Henry made his wife Heather a promise that he would produce her a bottle or two of her favourite tipple ‘fizz’ for her 65th birthday and sure enough he kept his word!
Henry’s Harvest is a Brut sparkling wine that has a fresh and fruity taste. With a hint of green apple and plum it is light and satisfying on the palate. This is a 2017 vintage wine made by the traditional double fermentation method using our Phoenix, Seyval Blanc and Madeleine Angevine grape varieties.
We felt it was only right to name our first sparkling wine after the pioneer behind the farm’s success and the vineyards existence. Henry is the 2nd generation of Wilson’s to run Market Place Farm and it was his idea (and retirement project) to plant 2000 vines by hand in 2012.