75cl * 10% ABV * Surrey, England
Vines were first planted at Nutbourne in 1980 with the Gladwin family taking over the reins in 1991. Richard (farmer), Oliver (chef) and Gregory (restaurateur) combined their unique skills with the launch of Gladwin Brothers in 2013. Their three London restaurants - The Shed, Rabbit and Nutbourne - utilise ingredients and wine from the family farm.
The estate, near Pulborough in West Sussex, has 26 acres under vine, which include the traditional sparkling varieties - Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc - as well as Bacchus, Huxelrebe and Reichensteiner. Winemaking is under the guidance of Owen Elias. A lower-alcohol option (which you don't notice at all), teasing between wild berries, nuts and slight savoury notes. A gentle, rather fun and distinctive English fizz.
Silver Medal - Wines of Great Britain 2019 & 2020