Botham & Balfour, Hush Heath Estate English Sparkling Rosé
Sir Ian Botham's English Sparkling rosé with Hush Heath Wine Estate.
This Sparkling Rosé was made from selected Cuvees, blended for a young, fresh, pink fruit dominated style. The grapes were hand harvested and taken into the winery where they were fermented in cool stainless steel tanks to ensure clean varietal fruit character and aromatic intensity.
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.
In one of the most exciting collaborations in English wine, Sir Ian Botham OBE, one of the greatest cricketers that England has ever produced and now an accomplished winemaker in his own right, has joined together with Richard and Leslie Balfour-Lynn, the passionate driving force behind the award winning Hush Heath Estate.
The Hush Heath Estate is located just outside Staplehurst in Kent. Richard and Leslie Balfour-Lynn bought the 16th century manor house in 1986 but it wasn’t until 2001 that the family acquired the 400 acre estate that surrounds the house and in 2002, they planted their first vines.
Kent is fortunate enough to enjoy above-average temperatures for England and the surrounding ancient oak woodlands help to provide shelter for the vines and fruit, making the micro climate here almost perfect for growing grapes. The soils are also unique to this area and outstanding for cultivating vines. They range from the deep Wealden clay through to Greensand, all of which add a great complexity to the wines made here.