Chardonnay/Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier
75cl * Vegan/Vegetarian * 12% ABV * Sussex, England *
Roebuck has stormed onto the English wine scene and has made heads turn: 2020 saw it take the Platinum Medal and Best in Show at Decanter's annual awards. (It's also where our much-missed former General Manager Andy Mead has moved onto!) Sourcing its fruit from four prime sites in Sussex - the oldest of which were planted in 2006 in the Upperton vineyard, just outside Petworth - and with Emma Rice (of Hattingley Valley) as the winemaker, the producer is setting its sights on England's top spot. The 2014 is a rich and buttery fizz showing toasted hazelnut, crisp apple and smoky spice from time in French oak and 48 months on lees. Graceful and yet showing some deeper fruit character from the Pinot Noir and Meunier, this is one to watch.
Platinum Medal, Best in Show, Decanter 2020