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forty hall vineyard brut 2015 with santa hat 1The vineyard says that London Sparkling Brut is perfect for Christmas drinking, but will also develop well with ageingForty Hall Vineyard has launched London Sparkling Brut 2015 - the first time a sparkling wine from the organic vineyard in Enfield has been made widely available. The 2014 vintage was declared best organic sparkling wine at the Soil Association's Best of Organic Market awards.

London Sparkling Brut is made in the traditional method from the three classic champagne grapes: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Forty Hall Vineyard is committed to producing sustainable, organic wines of exceptional quality from London-grown grapes harvested entirely from their 10-acre vineyard.

The vineyard works with multi-award-winning wine maker, Will Davenport, who shares their commitment to natural, artisan and sustainable wine production.  

The terroir of our vineyard is unique,” says Marissa Zoppellini, Chair of the Board. “We have a south facing position on a small, elevated area of free-draining, gravelly soil surrounded by London clay and we have a particularly temperate climate which we attribute to our proximity to London. Our 14,500 vines are hand-tended by a team of dedicated local volunteers. We believe these unique characteristics are reflected in the quality of our product.”

Project Manager, Sarah Vaughan-Roberts, describes the 2015 Sparkling Brut as “a fresh, clean and zesty wine, with satisfying acidity and long, dry finish. It is perfect for Christmas drinking, but it will also develop well with ageing. Our 2015 harvest was excellent and this vintage is available in much greater volume than previous years allowing it to be sold to the public for the first time”.

Aside from producing delicious, quality wines, Forty Hall Vineyard is also an award-winning, mental health and wellbeing project which supports local people by engaging them in active, outdoor volunteering – a chance to socialise with others and to benefit from fresh air and physical exercise in a beautiful, natural setting.

The 2015 Vintage London Sparkling Brut is available to buy online at www.fortyhallvineyard.com or from the “cellar door” at the Forty Hall Farm shop (open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 4pm).

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