Blanc de Blancs 2010

5 or Less
£36.00
6 or More
£34.99

Description

‘My goodness, it’s good’ – Johnny Ray

After a 7 year wait we are delighted to release the Ambriel Blanc de Blancs 2010. This is the first wine in respect of which we have declared a vintage. It is crafted from hand-selected Burgundian clones of Chardonnay from our own vineyards. It has been nurtured in the bottle for 5.5 years and rested on the cork for 10 months. There are only about 4,000 bottles in existence. This refined Sparkling wine is delicious with a quintessential English elegance and a citrus zip.

Technical Information

GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Chardonnay
ALCOHOL VOL: 11%
ACIDITY (TA): 10.8g/l
HARVEST DATE: 20th October 2010
HARVEST ANALYSIS: TOur first harvest in 2010. A cool year.
BOTTLING DATE: 17th May 2011
DOSAGE: 6g/l
DOSAGE DATE: 29th November 2016
BOTTLE LEES AGEING: 5.5 years
Jonathan Ray (Drinks Editor of the Spectator) tasted it and wrote: ‘This is sheer class, being gloriously citrusy and toasty, teasingly complex and blessed with the gentlest of mousses and longest of finishes. My goodness it’s good!’
Decanter World Wine Awards 2017: ‘Smoke, herbs and floral notes on the nose. Palate is fresh with lots of citrusy acidity. Vibrancy and persistence last onto the finish’.
Jamie Goode of wineanorak: ‘11% alcohol. From south-facing slopes in the South Downs. This is really good: there’s just a slight lift to the intense citrussy nose, with an apple twist and some subtle toast. The palate shows herby, spicy complexity with ripe apple and fresh citrus notes, finishing with keen acidity. There’s a lovely mineral core to this wine. Great focus. 91/100

International Wine Challenge: ‘Mature malty, nutty notes underpin a baked apple fruit. dry and spicy with remarkable power’

Classic Cuvée

5 or Less
£27.50
6 or More
£25.00

Description

The Classic Cuvée is a traditional blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. It has the crisp elegance of an English gentleman and perfect balance.  The Classic Cuvée is a wonderful aperitif and is particularly good with canapés and fish (especially sushi) – it has set the fashion for ‘Fizz and Chips’ parties.

Technical Information

GRAPE VARIETIES: 73% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir, 2% Pinot Meunier
BOTTLING DATE: 17th July 2012
DOSAGE: 8g/l
This is new release and no-one has tried it yet. Watch this space!

Ambriel Rosé

5 or Less
£25.00
6 or More
£22.50

Description

A debutante to English Sparkling society Ambriel Rosé is a petal pink fizz and stunningly pretty. It whirls about the glass wafting raspberries and rose petals, its ‘string of pearls’ effervescence gently rising. The structure and refinement are a tribute to its chardonnay heritage, while the fruity pinot noir makes it a light-hearted frolicsome flirt. Charmingly unpretentious, with no aspirations to gravitas, it’s a elegant fizz to embrace and enjoy with insouciance.

Mark her dance card and take this girl for a whirl.

Technical Information

GRAPE VARIETIES: 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir
HARVEST DATE: 28th October 2013
International Wine Challenge 2016: ‘Pretty red fruit with spiced candy and sweet berry compote. Interesting and jovial … nicely weighted, fresh acid makes for crisp finish.’

Susie Barrie in Decanter magazine 2017: ‘juicy, easy-going rosé full of summer fruit flavours and red apple tang. Its great value and ideal for picnics and parties.’

Magnum of Classic Cuvée 2010

2 or Less
£72.50
3 or More
£67.50

Description

A Magnum of Classic Cuvée 2010

The Classic Cuvée 2010 is a traditional blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. It has spent 6 years on the lees and slowly evolved into an exceptional English Sparkling wine. Each bottle contains 12 glasses of blissful deliciousness. It would be a spectacular centrepiece for your Christmas feast.

 

Technical Information

GRAPE VARIETIES: 70% Chardonnay, 27% Pinot Noir, 3% Pinot Meunier
ALCOHOL VOL: 11.38%
ACIDITY (TA): 10.6
HARVEST DATE: 15th and 16th October 2010
HARVEST ANALYSIS: Our first harvest in 2010. A cool year.
BOTTLING DATE: 17th May 2011
DOSAGE: 8g/l
DOSAGE DATE: 5th September 2017
This is new release and no-one has tried it yet. Watch this space!

English Reserve

5 or Less
£32.50
6 or More
£30.00

Description

The English Reserve is a limited edition. An English Sparkling demi-sec is rare, but a single-vineyard one is even rarer. Its an ambrosial fizz tingling with tiny lemon sherbet bubbles. As you’d expect, it has perfect equipoise and is the perfect toast with wedding cake or fruity puddings. We also think its delicious it with our favourite cheeses.

Its called ‘English Reserve’ because that is what we English are famous for.

Its rather good, but don’t go making a fuss about it.

Technical Information

GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Pinot Noir
ALCOHOL VOL: 11.16%
ACIDITY (TA): 10.6g/l
HARVEST DATE: 15th and 16th October 2010
HARVEST ANALYSIS: Our first harvest in 2010 was a cooler year where the grapes reached phenolic ripeness in mid October.
BOTTLING DATE: 17th May 2011
DOSAGE: 29g/l
DOSAGE DATE: 23rd April 2014
Matthew Jukes in the Daily Mail: ‘a stunning of-dry fizz with serious class and intrigue. There is not as much sweetness as you might expect and this means that you could drink it as a ravishingly moreish aperitif, too!’

Jonathan Ray 'The Field': 'With pudding, one of my fellow guests opened a bottle of new Ambriel English Reserve, a demi-sec Sparkling wine from Sussex. It was spectacular: toasty and yet creamy and superb with the pud. Quite daring to buy a sweet English wine but it was spot on, revealing the guest to be a risk-taking, opinion-former of style and sound judgment.'

Jamie Goode Wineanorak: Attractive pure pear and citrus fruit with some richness on the nose, and even a hint of melon. The plate is rich, ripe, vivid and powerful with a sweet character to the fruit. A seductive style. 90/100

'Typically English, sweetly fruited, this has plenty of flavour,' 'A definite crowd pleaser.'

Damian Barr 'Sunday Times Magazine': 'This daring choice froths with tiny bubbles of rhubarb and sherbet' 'Remember, every time you raise a glass, an angel gets its wings'