Sparkling White 2015 - 10%
Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier
In 2015 we had a very small harvest so were only able to produce around 300 bottles. Though the yield was low the quality of the Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier was particularly good. The Chardonnay struggled with mildew and needed to be sorted to keep only the best clean fruit. The grapes were gently pressed to produce pure, crisp juice to undergo primary fermentation.
The second fermentation took place in the bottle and was allowed to rest on the lees for 18 months to gain its character and complexity. The result is a wine with great depth, you might find characteristics of citrus, grapefruit, pineapple and toasted hazelnuts. The wine is low sulphur containing less than 10mg/l and is suitable for vegans.
Brut Rose 2014 - 11%
Grapes: Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier
Our first sparkling rose was produced from our 2014 harvest and is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Gentle whole bunch pressing gave us great purity in the juice, we thought that the Pinot Meunier was particularly special this year which is why we didn't use Pinot Noir in this blend
Elegant, crisp, uniqueSet in the heart of beautiful Herefordshire, we’ve found the magical and ideal spot for producing quality English sparkling wines with a range of flavours and unique distinct styles.
Mark and Laura planted the vineyard in 2009. Before moving to Hereford to start this adventure Mark had studied for a BSc (hons) in Viticulture and Oenology at Plumpton college in Sussex.
As well as studying the theory of vines and wines he worked at several vineyards in the local area including one organic producer. Then travelled to France to work harvests in Languedoc and Fronton in South West France.
We do all the work on the vineyard and in the winery ourselves unless we can rope in some friends to help us! We also do all the sales so we hope to see you at a food festival soon!
Black Mountain Vineyard