Furleigh Estate have introduced a new super premium range of wines, ‘From The Oenotheque’.

One of the Southwest’s premier vineyards, Furleigh Estate are releasing a new range of super-premium sparkling wines into its portfolio of award-winning English wines.

The prestigious ‘From the Oenothèque’ range is being unveiled in time for English Wine Week starting this Saturday and running until Sunday 2nd June.

Oenothèque means ‘wine cellar’ and the Furleigh Estate ‘From the Oenothèque’ range reflects the lengthy production and cellaring process the wines in this range undergo before they are released. Releases are very limited and are only made in exceptional years.

‘From the Oenothèque 10’ is the first of the range and is displayed in a beautiful presentation box with a RRP of £49.50. It is an elegant sparkling wine of exceptional balance and poise, made entirely from the 2010 vintage. A cool autumn in this year meant acidity levels in the wines were high.

Commenting on the new release, Rebecca Hansford, who co-owns and runs Furleigh Estate with her husband Ian Edwards, says: “Here at Furleigh Estate we have always been about producing the very highest quality wines from our glorious Dorset soils. The ’From the Oenothèque’ range represents the pinnacle of our production here at Furleigh Estate. It is the crème de la creme.”

Rebecca continues: “Ian is our winemaker here. He produces wines of exceptional balance with acidity, fruit and texture all working together in perfect harmony. With the Oenothèque range he has had the freedom and the time to select the best wines to produce something very special.”

‘From the Oenothèque 10’ has an attractive pale golden hue with a continuous stream of very fine bubbles. Alluring floral aromas of hawthorne and almond blossom mingle with butterscotch and nougat, alongside sweet apple tarte tatin, panettone and a hint of marzipan. Flavours of preserved lemons, yellow peach and nectarine with medlar and
russet apple marry toasted brioche and notes of hazelnut on the palate.This delightful sparkling wine shows abundant elegance and finesse.

Serve this wonderfully food-friendly sparkling wine well-chilled with savoury pastry dishes such as salmon en croute or seafood filo parcel. It also pairs well with poultry dishes such as chicken with garlic mushroom cream sauce.

The Furleigh Estate at Salway Ash near Bridport is set in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just five miles from Dorset’s Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The soil in the Furleigh Estate vineyards is perfect for growing world-class still and sparkling wines.

Furleigh Estate wines can be bought from the website www.furleighestate.co.uk, direct from the vineyard or from numerous leading independents nationwide. Find out more about Furleigh Estate here or call 01308 488991.

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