PRESS RELEASE: Enjoy a less traditional Christmas this year
For a taste of something closer to home this Christmas, swap Champagne for some English Sparkling Wine from Hampshire vineyard, Hattingley Valley. Its traditional method sparkling wines are the ideal accompaniment to any festive gathering.
Go traditional with the award-winning Classic Reserve, an elegant wine, a perfectly balanced blend of several vintages with an abundance of fine bubbles. An impeccable aperitif to pre-dinner canapés or a flawless bottle of fizz to accompany any festive merriment, all bottles come with a newly designed Union Jack gift box.
WineGB gold award-winning Blanc de Blancs 2013 will make any recipient very happy come Christmas morning. 2013 was a wonderful year for Chardonnay and this is selected from only the very best hand-picked parcels. A small proportion of grapes were fermented in old oak barrels before ageing on lees for four years, creating a deliciously fruity and honeyed taste with pastry and brioche notes on the palate. It has a well-balanced and refreshing acidity, best enjoyed with hot smoked trout pâté, and cured meats such as salami and charcuterie.
Rosé isn’t just for summer and Hattingley’s latest release of the 2015 harmonious and fresh blend should be drunk all year round. The hand-harvested Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes have been blended to create elegant strawberry coulis flavours, a creamy texture and fine toasty notes. Bring out this newly released versatile sparkling with anything from the cheeseboard filled with soft gooey cheeses, after-dinner mints or a fruity dessert.
Be the most popular person at the party and bring along Hattingley’s luscious Entice dessert wine. Made for the decadence of Christmas, Entice is fermented at cool temperatures to induce powerful notes of elderflower and pear carried by fresh English acidity. Pair with blue cheese or foie gras to complement the creamy mouthfeel and delicious honeyed character.
Come the winter season this year, toast to the festivities with a glass of England’s finest sparkling.
For a first-class Christmas, celebrate with a bespoke bottle of British Airways Blanc de Noirs. Created to commemorate the airline’s centenary birthday this year, wine lovers can get their hands on a limited-edition bottle of the iconic British brand’s signature blend, the perfect pairing to see in 2020.