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Fox & Fox Essence Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay 2015 English Sparkling Wine 75cl

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Fox & Fox Essence is a lithe, dry English sparkling wine from award-winning Sussex boutique, Fox & Fox. Made entirely from Chardonnay, this Blanc de Blancs is aged on lees for a toasty, citrus style.

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.

In 2010, they expanded from their first Hobdens vineyard site to the second larger Lakestreet vineyard, whilst remaining true to their first love: making limited quantities of high quality sparkling wines with a unique English twist.

The climate here is similar to Champagne, allowing for a long, even ripening season.  The vines are a combination of traditional Dijon and Champagne clones, grown on a south-facing sloping vineyard that consists of clay loam and greensand over sandstone with ironstone shale beds. The vines are worked rigorously by hand with great attention paid to minimising spraying, while maximising canopy management and vine nutrition.

The wine is vinified in stainless steel without malolactic fermentation and spends 4 years in bottles on it yeast lees before disgorgement and release.

Tasting Note: A superb blanc de blancs of precision and finesse. Citrus and white peach notes with hints of hawthorn and brioche. The mousse is fine and persistent, the finish crisp, long and mineral.

Food Match: Tartare of sea bream, fresh crab.

Awards: Decanter World Wine Awards 2021 - Gold, 95 points.

Winemaking: Traditional Method
Steel tank & Bottle Fermentation
No Malo. No filtration

Closure: Cork

More Information
Brand Fox & Fox
Country of Origin England
Region Sussex
Style Champagne & Sparkling
Wine Colour White
Grape Variety Chardonnay
Main Grape Chardonnay
Vintage 2015
% Alcohol 12
Bottle Size 75CL
Flavour Crisp & Fresh
Body Medium
Pack Format 75CL
Fine No
Rare No