Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
75cl * Vegan * 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 up to the summer of 2022) as the winemaker, the producer is setting its sights on England's top spot.
The fruit destined for Roebuck's Classic Cuvee was harvested by hand at the Roebuck and Roman Villa vineyards and whole-bunch pressed. Partial fermentation in the finest Burgundian oak barrels, followed by long lees ageing for a minimum of 36 months gives additional texture, complexity and opulence to the wine. Wonderful notes of baked apples and stone fruit are layered with a biscuity richness and delicious hint of hazelnut leading to a long, beautifully balanced finish.