Only produced in the best vintages, the 2013 is the third release of Digby’s internationally renowned flagship sparkling wine. It is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes hand-harvested in October 2013 and produced using the traditional method.
The Vintage Reserve Brut is considered to be one of the best expressions of the unique, world-class character of English terroir. This label remains one of the most highly-awarded English Sparkling Wines, with previous vintages 2009 and 2010 receiving ‘World Champion’ and ‘Best in Class’ trophies at the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships.
As an innovative, young powerhouse in English sparkling and the UK’s first true négociant house, the Digby team pride themselves on pushing boundaries and doing things differently.
Trevor Clough, CEO and Co-Founder of Digby Fine English, says he is thrilled to now have this wine out in the world to be enjoyed. “I only declare a vintage and make this style two years in five, so the moment we release a new vintage is very special for us. Our goal with this vibrant Chardonnay-driven wine is to show the world what is unique and special about English terroir and to showcase the evolution of our wine over an extended duration of time.”
“After six years on lees, our 2013 Vintage Reserve Brut has come into a beautiful focus. A youthful exterior reminds the sipper of a stroll through England’s chalky south-east, while the body of the wine draws one in and shows a beautiful complexity that will grow further over the coming years. 2013 emerges in the mind’s eye as a vintage that combines characteristic English verve with elegant concentration,” adds Trevor, who is on a mission to make English wine world-famous.
The new flagship wine from this pioneering producer is thought to have the longest bottle age of any English Vintage Brut at this price level.
Digby Fine English 2013 Vintage Reserve Brut is available from 31st March, priced £42.00 on the Digby website and at Armit Wines.
The wine will be available to taste at Digby’s Tasting Room on the High Street in Arundel, West Sussex, reopening for retail and outdoor tastings on 15th April and indoor hospitality on 20th May.