Our first wine: a traditional method, quality sparkling wine.
This multi-award winning fizz, selected by WineGB as one of the UK's Top 100 Wines, is made from Seyval Blanc and Pinot Noir grapes, is priced at £35 a bottle. Bottles can be sent by courier or collected from the vineyard.
Velfrey - Traditional Method Quality Sparkling Wine
Name: Velfrey Traditional Method Quality Sparkling Wine
Grapes: Pinot Noir, Seyval Blanc
Ageing: 18 months on lees (yeast); disgorged November 2020
Dosage: 8g/litre (brut)
Suggested serving temperature: Around 6°C. Well-chilled but let it rest for 10 minutes out of the fridge to allow the flavours to be more fully appreciated.
Characteristics: It has a lively pour and excellent clarity. On the nose it is floral with elderflower, pear and nectarine. On the palette, there is ripe peach with citrus fruit piercing through. There is some complexity and really good length. The traditional method (secondary fermentation in the bottle, followed by a period of ageing in contact with the yeast) provides a rich brioche-like savouriness. This is balanced by a nice refreshing acidity. In summary, a really excellent sparkling wine.
Food pairing suggestions: Perfect on its own as a celebratory drink, or as an aperitif, Velfrey also pairs well with fish and shellfish, especially oysters. It can accompany a chicken dish with a sauce while the crispness helps it cut through richer food like pork belly. Really versatile and very much down to preference - we’ve even enjoyed it with fish and chips!