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Henners, the sparkling wine producer based near Herstmonceaux in East Sussex, has just announced a new concept for English sparkling wine that will in time form a major part of their sparkling wine portfolio.
Multi-Vintage is a blend of the very best base wines from over multiple vintages, selected for their ageing potential, and kept aside as reserve wines. The wines are cellared in bottle at partial pressure on lees, until ready for addition to a Multi-Vintage prestige blend in years to come.
Cellaring reserve wines in this labour intensive manner allows the wines to develop complexity on lees, preventing an oxidation, and so maintaining the greatest elegance and finesse. This differs from non-vintage wines, where the majority of base wine is from one vintage with a smaller percentage of different vintages blended in.
Henners’ first Multi-Vintage wines were cellared in 2011 and are due to be released in 2016.
Henners was planted in 2007 and released the first of their wines, Vintage 2009, in November 2012. A further two cuvées from the 2009 vintage – Vintage Reserve and Rosé – will be released later this month.
“As pioneers of Multi-Vintage, we continue our passion for crafting the very finest sparkling wines. The broad pallet of outstanding reserve wines from multiple vintages allows us to create something very special,” commented Lawrence Warr, Henners’ owner and winemaker.
For further information please contact Lawrence Warr on tel: 01323 831746, or email email@example.com
Henners wines are distributed through Boutinot. www.boutinot.com
Press release from English Wine Producers