Grapes: Madeleine Angevine, Solaris & Seyval Blanc Region: Devon
I’ve written previously on how Mike Huskin’s Dalwood Still White Wine has forced me to sit up and take notice of English White Wine blends and not just focus on the single varietal wines. This 2020 is another stellar vintage of his curious blend of Madeleine Angevine, Solaris and Seyval Blanc.
On the nose there are aromas of lemon and lime zest, pear drops and crunchy orchard fruit, with a seasoning of fresh ginger and white flowers.
This wine really sings on the palate, initially bursting with vibrant citrus and crunchy green fruit, then softening to ripe peach and mango notes. Finally, there’s a lengthy finish of grapefruit and minerality, with that hint of ginger lingering in the background too. ... See MoreSee Less
Near to us!!~ C A N C E L L A T I O N ~ we have a week’s availability for a stay in our sunny Oak Tent from Friday 27 August to include the Bank Holiday - contact Emma to nab it quick… 📞 contact Emma 01404 881766 at 11am Sunday, or DM us. 📞 ... See MoreSee Less
Our next Meet the Maker Virtual tasting is with Mike Huskins, owner of Dalwood Estate
Based near Honiton, Devon just 30-40 mins drive from us they’re one of our most local vineyards. Not only will we be tasting their award winning Sparkling and Still wine we’ll also be chatting about some of the “unusual” grapes that make them.
Grab yourself a bottle of each and join us on Easter Sunday (4th April) over on Instagram Live (as Facebook doesn’t like doing dual screen chats 🙄) at 6pm!
Three wines that you should check out this weekend ...
Firstly Reverdito, Nebbiolo Langhe Simane 2018 Fresh and vibrant red fruits and wonderful acidity a great approachable alternative to Barolo ... available @bottleapostle & @thegoodwineshophq for £15-18 ...
Second Off to Devon and the fantastic @dalwoodvineyard White blend ... full of ripe apples and white peach and mineral note the 2019 available direct £15 or try the more tropical noted 2018 from @emergingvinesuk
Thirdly this fantastic bush vine Chenin from @careforwildwine a fantastic project where some profits go towards saving rhinos in South Africa ... the wines wonderful apricot and peach notes with fantastic acidity and a creamy texture to finish making it a good food pairing wine ..
What you opening this weekend? and whatever it is have a great one !!
Thank you Maria xHuge Congrats to these English Sparklers ✨🥂✨making it into the Final of the @peopleschoicedrinksawards - do your bit to support these fab wineries and order some today! I have tried all these wines and they come highly recommended! @dalwoodvineyard @blackchalkwine @lymebaywinery #englishsparklingwine #englishvineyard #sparklingwine #peopleschoiceawards #winetime🥂 #fridayvibes #thegushinglush ... See MoreSee Less
And they know....Recently we’ve really raved about our Castelnau Champagne with all the gift sets and giant bottles! It really is an incredible champagne and those who have tried it will know it’s multiple levels above a Moët without being any more expensive!
However let’s talk about the epic English Sparklings available as alternatives for that all important bottle of Christmas bubbles!
From the left we have the creamy buttered popcorn aromas of the Corallian from Langham, in Dorset, who recently won Best Sparkling producer of 2020 (in the world!) the most “Champagne” like of the 3.
In the middle, a fun and fruity easy drinker from our favourite vineyard Astley Vineyard in Worcestershire. There’s a hint of sweetness here with the concept being a mix of Champagne quality with the drinkability of a Prosecco. (Top tip, it’s great with those nibbles just before the main feast!)
On the right, our most recent addition to our English sparkling range. The Dalwood Sparkling by Dalwood, in Devon (near Honiton) is a more serious sparkling but with fresher fruit notes leading to a spiced pear crumble finish. All those awards over the years though, it’s got to be considered one of the best of English!
Help us support English Vineyards this year and perhaps try something new this Christmas! All are available online at www.wine-hub.co.uk
We echo Tracey’s comment We are lot 300..... bid online ,in person or on the phone!!
Vineyard Tour and Tasting ... then supper at the Tuckers Arms for 10 people!!
Get bidding This is a great LOCAL CHARITY.. that are doing a fantastic job!
MikePlanning a night away in #Sidmouth? Why not stay at @sidmouthhotel who have donated a 1 night stay for 2 for our auction bit.ly/3pksHsv tomorrow along with dinner for 2 at Neil's Restaurant (lot 303). Or you could get dinner for 4 at the Rusty Pig, #ottery (lot 305), A case of red wine (lot 308), a 1/2 day Experience at The Land Rover Experience for 3 (lot 301), a day's course for 2 @River Cottage (lot 306), a 1 day cookery course at Ashburton Cookery School (lot 302), a vineyard tour at Dalwood vineyard followed by tapas at Tuckers Arms Dalwood-Axminster (lot 300), or an Axminster Carpets Union Jack Rug (lot 307).
Thank you to all the local companies for donating these lots and to Beviss and Beckingsale for supporting this auction.
All proceeds will go towards helping us to support people most in need. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less