Sparkling Brut - Mowbarton Estate - Somerset - NV
Mowbarton Estate Somerset sparkling wine is perfect for any celebration - from a fabulous country wedding to an intimate dinner for two. Created from three of the seven grape varieties permitted to produce champagne - Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Meunier - Mowbarton Estate Somerset Sparkling is made by the traditional methode champenoise, and proof that the finest English wine can be as good as anything from across the Channel.
This is how Master of Wine Neil Tully describes Mowbarton Estate: ‘With a pale gold colour and fine sustained mousse, this wine achieves an attractive balance of soft, cooked apple / tarte tatin flavours with a fresh, slightly grassy character.’
800 years ago the monks of Glastonbury made wine from grapes grown on the south-facing slopes of the Isle of Wedmore. Mowbarton Estate has revived that tradition with vines planted in view of Glastonbury Tor.
Only grapes from their own vineyard are used in Mowbarton sparkling wine. Its aromatic nose - almond and a little spice as well as apple - comes from the use of Pinot Blanc, rather than the more conventional Pinot Noir. Once common in Champagne blends it is now found only in a few exclusive cuvees.
That, along with long hours of summer sunlight, freedom from frost, and gentle breezes from the Bristol Channel combine to make Mowbarton Estate a superb and distinctive cool climate sparkling wine.