Southern England is perfect for the production of sparkling wine. The chalk seam that supplies Champagne grapes with the perfect greensand and chalky soil to flourish is the very same that runs under the lee of the South Downs. The climate here allows for the slow ripening of grapes, giving winemakers the ability to achieve the optimum level of acidity for the wine, as well as complexity and finesse.
- English Sparkling Wine
- Sub Location
- West Sussex
- Grape Variety
- Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir