Fox & Fox is a multi-award winning boutique grower-producer of English sparkling wines, cultivating 30 acres of classic varieties. Their vineyards sit either side of the ancient hilltop village of Mayfield, amongst the rolling hills, woodlands and deep-cut ghylls of the Sussex High Weald. Jonica and Gerard Fox have been growing vines since 2004 and producing wine since 2009.
The climate here is similar to Champagne, allowing for a long, even ripening season. The two vineyards lie on a combination of ancient clay, shale and sandstone. Here Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris are grown from medium-yielding Burgundy clones, trained on a double-Guyot trellising system. The vineyards are worked rigorously by hand with great attention paid to minimising spraying and maximising canopy management and vine nutrition.
The fruit is entirely from the Lakestreet vineyard and is whole bunch pressed. The first fermentation occurs in steel tanks, then the second fermentation in bottle followed by at least 28 months on lees.
Grape Varieties: 98% Pinot Noir, 2% Pinot Meunier.
Tasting Note: Impressive, rich, powerful sparkler with layers of ripe, honeyed fruit, notes of nectarine, quince toast and nuts. Great depth and complexity.
Sugar Level: 11.5g/l.
Closure: Natural Cork
Food Match: Roast pork and apple sauce, mushroom risotto.
Awards: Gold Glass of Bubbly 2018, 90 points Decanter.
Farming Practices: Vegan - Contains Sulfites
Awards: International Challenge 2019 - IWC Gold Winner Medal
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