Winemaker Peter Hall looks after 6 hectares in the South Downs national park, he also tends after 40 Lambs that graze the hills and vineyards. The wines are named after friends and family of Peter, he only makes small quantities of each cuvee.
Jack Pike is another icon cuvee from Peter, being 100% Seyval Blanc sets this apart from other English sparkling. Electric acidity and great balance from ripe fruit.
Compares to many good champagnes and too easy to drink!
Seyval Blanc is not a variety people clamour for in a world where Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the most sought after grapes in English Sparkling Wine, but this really is different. Very fresh and taut, the floral (elderflower?) bouquet and apples on the palate are genuinely sensational. From the most beautiful vineyard in England, and because Butler is an ESW specialist, they know!