Court Garden Vineyard Ditchling White 2019
Court Garden is a family-run, single-estate vineyard and winery in East Sussex, set on a beautiful south-facing slope with the South Downs as a backdrop. Sussex shares similar geology to north-east France; the chalk of the downs runs beneath the Channel into the Champagne region. It was established in 2005 by two brothers, Howard and Hugo, who have quickly made a reputable name for themselves as a more boutique English wine producer. Ditchling is the name for their range of still wines. Their 2019 White is produced from a blend of Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Ortega, a lesser known crossing which was named after Spanish poet and philosopher, José Ortega y Gasset. The combination has created a wine with poised aromas with notes of orchard fruits, lychee, succulent leesy notes and a touch of mineral smoke.
Robin says 'Court Garden produces really lovely sparkling wines and it was a delight to taste the quality of their still wines as well. Their delicious 2019 white opens up particularly nicely with a bit of air to reveal even more nuance.'
Pasta with White Sauce
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