Crushed and Cured

Bride Valley, English Sparkling, Wine Brut Réserve, 2017


Aromas rich in white flowers and white summer fruits such as pear and peach, but with classically English undertones of elderflower and green apples. On the palate, the wine is vivacious but wonderfully subtle, with a minerality and freshness on the finish. 

 The late Steven Spurrier and his wife Arabella established Bride Valley, located in West Dorset, which continues to be run by the Spurrier family. The vines are planted on south and south west facing slopes. In addition, 1,000 Italian Alder trees were planted to act as a natural windbreak to the breezes coming from the Jurassic Coast, four miles to the south. Bride Valley has been sustainably farmed for centuries and although the grapes are not certified organic, the vineyard continues to follow organic principles.

Country: England

Region: Dorset

Vintage: 2017

Grape Variety: Chardonnay (50%), Pinot Noir (39%), Meunier (11%)

ABV: 12%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: Bride Valley Vineyard