Henners Native Grace nv Magnum, Henners
England / East Sussex
Andy's Tasting Notes
Magnum bottle – Limited stock.
Super refined, stylish and cossetting. Lovely soft texture yet so fresh. Beautiful.
Chardonnay 53% , Pinot Noir 28% , Pinot Meunier 19%.
Winemaker notes – “This prestige wine allows us to blend the very best base wines from numerous vintages (2009, 2010 and 2011) to create a sparkling wine that is greater than the sum of its illustrious parts. As with all our wines, only fruit grown in our outstanding vineyard is used for our blends. Multi-vintage should not be confused with non-vintage, where a proportion of aged base wines are added to the current vintage to accelerate the progression of the producer’s entry level wines. Multi-vintage is the ultimate indulgence in the crafting of the finest sparkling wine. The best base wines from each vintage are selected for their ageing potential and kept aside for reserve wines. They are then cellared, in bottle at partial pressure on lees, until ready for addition to a multi-vintage prestige blend in years to come. Cellaring reserve wines in this labour-intensive manner, as opposed to storing in stainless steel tanks, allows the wine to develop complexity on lees, preventing oxidation, and so maintains the greatest elegance and finesse.
This patience and dedication is realised when we come to blend the base wines for our multi vintage wine. The broad pallet of outstanding reserve wines from many vintages allows us to create something very special. The final assemblage for this inaugural release took place in August 2014, before disgorgement in March 2017, and bottled at pressure 4.6 bar so as not to overpower its delicate complexity. The debut launch of this limited production of only 980 bottles took place in Sept 2018. As pioneers in Multi-Vintage wine, we continue our passion for crafting the very finest sparkling wines, from possibly the greatest vineyard in the country.”
Price per bottle £78.00
8 in stock
Based just 4 miles from the sea in Herstmonceux, East Sussex, the 7acre vineyard was created in 2007 by ex-Formula One engineer, Lawrence Warr. Planted with traditional champagne varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, the vines thrive in an idyllic microclimate created by the vineyard’s proximity of the sea, low altitude (only 24 masl) and steep, sunny, south facing slopes. All Henners wines are hand-crafted from start to finish; with separate fermenting of varietals and their vine clones to allow a broader range of wines for final blending; extended lees ageing for added complexity; and holding back of all bottles for at least 3 years prior to release to add depth and richness to every wine. When it comes to English wine there’s a lot to shout about, not least the stunning sparkling wines from Henners.
Food matchBest enjoyed in splendid isolation!
Awards & Critic Reviews
“Henners has the making of one of England’s best sparkling wines”
Tom Stevenson – Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopaedia