November 2, 2022

Digby Leander Pink Brut

Who makes it?

Digby has been making wines in the UK since 2013. They source the grapes from South East England, particularly from Dorset, Kent, Sussex and Hampshire. England is a region that has been gaining accolades for its fine fizz now for over a decade. They are very much worth seeking out as an alternative to Champagne.

The Leander Club in Henley-on-Thames is a famed rowing club, founded in 1818. Digby Fine English has created this wine for the club. 

How do they make it?

Digby Leander Brut is a traditionally made sparkling rose wine. It has a blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier. The first ferment has a small portion (around 5-6%) of oak ferment. It has had extended lees contact starting with 9 months lees contact in tank, and 36 months in the bottle. 

What does it taste like?

The Digby Leander is a very moreish fizz. It is fresh, lightly ripe strawberry, citrus and cream. There is plenty of fruit. And it is well balanced with fine bubbles and it finishes long and lingering.

What to drink it with?

This is a superb match with salmon in all forms including salmon mousse. Try prawns or lobster. Or frittata, spicy BBQ sauce or teeny elegant appetisers. Or maybe even try strawberry tarts.

Quickie review « Fresh. Berry fresh, along with a dollop of cream! »

Country of Origin:  England
Tasting Date: June 2022
Price:  UK £34 | US$50 ++
Drink: now 
Needs food: no
Source: purchase

If you like English sparkling or just good fizz, why not check out:
English Sparkling wines that you need to taste!

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