Fizz in the fountain
Only our own grapes go into our wine. We are fiercely proud of our rigorous control over the wine-making process from grape to glass. The first time a bottle of Ambriel leaves us is when it goes to you.

Classic Cuvée

Less than 6
£27.50
6 or more
£25.00

Description

The Classic Cuvée comes from our maiden vintage and is a traditional blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. It has the crisp elegance of an English gentleman and perfect balance. On the nose it has a rich toasty yeastiness, with ripe apples, citrus zing and fragrant florals on the palate. It is simply sublime. The Classic Cuvée has scooped some family silver – with silver medals from the International Wine Challenge 2015 and the Sommelier Wine Awards 2015. It evolved for 3 years on its lees and has had over a year on the cork before being ready to come to you.

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: 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: 19th March 2014
'toasty notes with hints of apricot. Fresh palate. Very well balanced. Long finish’

Matthew Jukes in the Daily Mail: ‘a full framed sparkler with gusto and impact’

‘Much promise from Redfold's maiden vintage. Yeasty lemon aromas lead to a citrus-infused palate, with floral and mineral notes. 'Rich and hedonistic in style, this has good depth of flavour, balanced acidity and a fresh finish,' said team leader Richard Bampfield MW.

Will Lyons of the Wall Street Journal 'This debut vintage from one of England's newest vineyards is actually rather good. Once poured, it has a deep full nose replete with bread crust and fresh apples. Zippy and fresh on the palate, this is a bracing glass which makes for a wonderful aperitif.'

Jamie Goode of wineanorak ‘Now this is interesting. It’s the first release of a new English sparkling wine, called Ambriel. It comes from a 9.5 hectare vineyard in West Sussex, planted as recently as 2008, so this is the first crop from those vines. Considering this, it’s fantastic. It’s a blend of 70% Chardonnay, 27% Pinot Noir and 3% Pinot Meunier. The acidity of 10.7 g/litre is just spot on: the grapes were harvested in mid-October. Dosage is 7 g/litre and the wine was disgorged in May 2013. I like the fact that this is a non-vintage cuvee, and I think it is something more UK vineyards should play with, keeping back reserve wines to blend with. This wine was from a single vintage, because it’s the first vintage, and it was aged on its lees for 24 months.

Ambriel Classic Cuveee NV English Sparkling Wine Full yellow colour. Lovely fruity aromatics: citrus, ripe apple, subtle herbs. The palate is lively and fruity with lovely apple and pear notes, as well as a background subtle toastiness. Direct, pure and fruity, showing good concentration and high acidity. Lively and appley with some bite. A great debut. 90/100’

Jancis Robinson ‘Debut offering from a new estate near Nyetimber in Sussex with its own winery already. The dream of a QC and her husband. Classic recipe with Chardonnay predominating, based on the maiden 2010 vintage… Dosage just 7g/l. More density and less aggressive acidity than many English sparkling wines. Good balance and no excess sweetness. Well made …. A promising debut ….. 16/20’

Andrew Neather London Evening Standard ‘this boasts toasty notes, firm acidity and solid structure: a serious English sparkler.’

Jonathan Ray 'The Field' 'An absolute peach …. sublime stuff indeed, crisp, toasty, apple-like and zesty and well up there with other champagne-rivalling fizzes.'

Victoria Moore ‘Daily Telegraph 'one of England’s best sparkling wines'

Decanter Magazine 'Lovely gold colour, rich nose of apricot and brioche. Delicious, complex and well-balanced with pleasant Pinot notes coming through. Great persistence.'

Ambriel Rosé

Less than 6
£25.00
6 or more
£22.50

Description

The latest debutante to enter English Sparkling society is Ambriel Rosé. This petal pink fizz is 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.’

English Rosé

Less than 6
£27.50
6 or more
£25.00

Description

Fun. Flirty, and fruity – this fresh-faced filly is full of youthful exuberance and blushful banter. Bursting with ripe strawberries and redcurrants from its pinot noir grapes, the English Rosé is dangerously gluggable. Just perfect for those warm summer days. We like it best with salmon or fresh fruits.

Technical Information

GRAPE VARIETIES: 81% Pinot Noir 16% Chardonnay
ALCOHOL VOL: 11.1%
ACIDITY (TA): 9.1g/l
HARVEST DATE: Mid to late October 2011
HARVEST ANALYSIS: The grapes in the smaller harvest of 2011 benefitted from a long, late summer, to reach optimal ripeness and balance.
BOTTLING DATE: 16th July 2012
DOSAGE: 16g/l
DOSAGE DATE: 23rd April 2014
'Attractive pale salmon in colour, with a good nervy freshness, toast and yeasty aromas, beeswax, hazelnuts and a lick of redcurrant fruit, this is a versatile rosé sparkler. 'Fantastic value for money, too, with its evolved, oxidative style,' Annette Scarfe MW.

Fiona Beckett The Guardian: 'A super-pretty, pale salmon-coloured sparkler with a delicate strawberry flavour. Perfect with seafood or, if you're celebrating Christmas à deux, with smoked salmon and pink peppercorns.'

Anthony Rose the Independent: 'toasty, rich, cranberry Ambriel Rosé Brut

English Reserve

Less than 6
£32.50
6 or more
£30.00

Description

The English Reserve is a limited edition. An English Sparkling demi-sec is a rarity, and 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.' Richard Bampfield MW

'Apples and spice, white chocolate and toast. Definitely a desert sparkler' IWC 2015

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'