When it comes to English wine there’s a lot to shout about, not least the stunning sparkling wines from Henners. Based just 4 miles from the sea in Herstmonceux, East Sussex, the 7-acre vineyard was created in 2007 by ex-Formula One engineer, Lawrence Warr.
Boutinot was the sole distributor of Henners from this time and developed strong ties with the winery and its wines… so when the opportunity arose 10 years later to buy the estate, they jumped at the chance. Planted with traditional Champagne varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, the vines thrive in an idyllic microclimate created by the vineyard’s proximity to the sea, low altitude (only 24 metres above sea level) and steep, sunny, south facing slopes.
All Henners wines are hand-crafted from start to finish; with separate fermenting of varietals and their vine clones to allow a broader range of wines for final blending; extended lees ageing for added complexity; and holding back of all bottles for at least 3 years prior to release to add depth and richness to every wine. Hand-crafted with every attention to detail, our winemakers create award winning wines of depth, complexity and elegance that are perfect for any occasion.
The Native Grace Chardonnay is produced from 100% chardonnay from rows 78-87 of the Henners vineyard. Chardonnay loves this site, especially in warm years and these rows were identified during ripening and harvest as having outstanding potential for still wine production, with excellent sugar levels, low acidity and displaying wonderful classic chardonnay fruit flavours including stone fruit, floral and citrus notes All grapes were picked by hand.
Fermentation at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks, with a neutral yeast, before the wine went through malolactic fermentation.
Delicate aromas of elderflower and green apple lead on to clean and elegant palate. Crunchy green apple and lemon fruit combine with a good palate weight to provide lovely concentration and a long finish with distinctive minerality.
Serve chilled accompanying light meats, grilled fish and salads.
- Additional Information
Name Henners Native Grace Chardonnay Country England Region East Sussex ABV% 11% Vintage 2018 Grape Variety 100% Chardonnay Size 750ml Dietary Information Suitable for Vegetarians, Suitable for Vegans