Digby Fine English has been the official sparkling wine partner for Leander Club since 2015 and we’ve enjoyed many highlights with the club including the 2016 Rio Olympics, the club’s bicentennery in 2018 and coming up the 2020 the Tokyo Olympics. Not to mention, of course, the delight of spending the week of Henley Royal Regatta based at Leander Club helping our fizz to flow as members and their guests lap up the superlative sport and hospitality that the first week of July has to offer.
The centre of the partnership is Digby Fine English Leander Pink Non Vintage English sparkling wine which is exclusively produced for Leander Club. Leander Pink is a blend that celebrates England’s most vibrant Pinot Noir fruit and sales support the Leander Academy, training the rowing world champions of the future.
Leander Club members have won more Olympic medals that any single sports club anywhere in the world and is arguably the home of world rowing. Leander Club’s General Manager, Paul Budd OBE commented:
“We had been searching for some time to find a supplier of an English Pink sparkling wine. Digby have the same drive for excellence as Leader and we are pleased to have them as partners.”
THE WINE: Jubilant yet gracious, Digby Leander Pink NV is the quintessential partner to the Summer Season. The blend celebrates England’s most vibrant Pinot Noir with rich, aged Chardonnay and ethereal Pinot Meunier. It is a gloriously more relaxed rendition of our racy yet sophisticated house style, with an elegant pink hue to compliment Leander Club’s official pink colour. The blend is ideal for raising a toast on a glorious Regatta afternoon or when putting together an impromptu Sunday Brunch. This fresh, energetic, yet sophisticated rosé style forms a perfect contrast with Digby’s rich, gentlemanly Vintage Rosé. Leander Pink may be more laid back, but nonetheless each bottle is made with passion to their Fine English standard, to represent the best of their brand and of England to the world of fizz enthusiasts. Awarded a Gold medal at the International Wine Challenge awards 2019 scoring 95 points and being described as, ‘delicious mature notes of spice, coffee, cream and plums. Pretty in its lightness and well balanced.’
Leander Pink was proudly launched in February 2015 at Leander Club’s inspiring Meet the Athlete event which was part of its ‘Row2Rio’ campaign held in Henley-on-Thames and honoured the most decorated Olympic coach of any sport for all time, Jürgen Grobler OBE, and was attended by double Olympic Gold medalists’ Steve Williams OBE and Pete Reed MBE.
It’s been a dream come true for us at Digby to be partners with Leander Club and for our fizz to be enjoyed at the pinnacle of the English summer, Henley Regatta. We admire Leander Club’s deep-seated passion to be champions and share a similar passion for wining trophies.
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