This sparkling wine is made using the traditional Champagne method and traditional champagne grapes of Pinot Noir, Burgundy clone, and our favourite Pinot Blanc vines. The base wines are barrel fermented in French Limousin oak. It is not however a traditional French Champagne – its structure has the robust acidity and minerality you would expect, but this English cousin has distinctive fruit flavours with a delicate floral twist, lots of depth and a biscuity dry finish.
From Oz Clarke – Classic Cuvee 2016 – “Pinot Blanc really showing what it can deliver. Serious stuff for warming Suffolk” – Three Wine Men 2019
Giffords Hall is a family owned vineyard planted on the site of an ancient glacial riverbed near Long Melford in Suffolk. Our sandy/clay soil produces quality grapes, high in natural sugars and acids, that lend themselves particularly well to both sparkling and dry, aromatic still wines.
Our wines have a delicate floral character very typical of the region. Each Vintage is carefully produced in small batch tanks and barrels only, with particular attention to the individual areas on our terroir. Our winemaker uses the best batches to individually craft our different wines, and we have achieved many awards over the years.
All of our wines are suitable for vegetarians & vegans!