Herbert Hall to make fizz for Prince Charles

03 December, 2012

The boutique sparkling wine producer, Herbert Hall Wines, has been selected to make an English Sparkling Wine Cuvée for The Prince of Wales’s Highgrove brand.

It is available at the Highgrove shops and in London’s famous Fortnum & Mason grocery store in Piccadilly.

The Kent-based winery’s first release last year was described by the Daily Mail’s wine writer Matthew Jukes as: “The finest debut English Sparkling Wine I have ever tasted”.

Herbert Hall’s founder and winemaker, Nicholas Hall, was asked to make a special Highgrove Cuvée because of his commitment to quality and to the values of The Prince of Wales’s environmental philosophy. He farms organically, with most of the vineyard work done by hand; his winemaking approach is based on minimal intervention. The vineyard and the winery are both certified as organic by the Soil Association. 

Hall said: “We share a belief in farming organically and our approach to winemaking is based on expressing the quality and integrity of superb English fruit. Our own wines are typically fresh and fruit driven with a delicate yeast aroma. The Highgrove Cuvée is made in this style, but a greater proportion of Chardonnay fermented in oak and the use of organic sugar at secondary fermentation and dosage give the wine an individuality and style of its own.”

All profits from the sale of Highgrove products go to The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.

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