September 20, 2017

John Lewis champions Bolney Wine Estate English wine

Bolney Wine Estate’s premium English sparkling wines, the Blanc de Blancs 2011 (75cl), Blanc de Blancs 2010 (150cl) and the Cuvée Rosé 2014 are selling at all John Lewis stores and online across the UK. They will be the first English wines to be sold in magnums at John Lewis.

Produced at Bolney’s vineyard in the heart of Sussex, the Blanc de Blancs is made from 100 per cent chardonnay grapes with at least 12 months ageing, made in the traditional method with hints of citrus fruits and gentle floral notes. Its smooth texture makes it the perfect accompaniment to shellfish, poultry, pork and strong cheeses.

The Cuvée Rosé 2014 is celebrated as a high-quality sparkling wine made with 100% pinot noir grapes in the traditional method. The wine has flavours of light cherry and toasted brioche. Pair with appetisers or starters and even some red berry desserts to draw out the notes of raspberry and strawberry. 

Sam Linter, Head Wine Maker at Bolney Wine Estate, comments: “We are absolutely delighted to be stocked at John Lewis. Being associated with such a quintessentially British brand is the perfect pairing for Bolney.”

The John Lewis listing follows the vineyard’s recent accolades for the The Bolney Wine Estate’s Cuvée Rose 2014. The wine was awarded a Silver medal in the Effervescents du Monde 2016, a silver at Decanter 2017 and a Gold at the Global Rose Masters 2017. 

The Cuvée Rosé 2014 magnum has also been awarded a Gold medal at the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2017, as well as the Blanc de Blancs 2010 magnum.  

Bolney Estate Cuvée Rosé 2014 (75cl, 150cl), Bolney Estate Blanc de Blancs 2011 bottle (75cl) and Bolney Estate Blanc de Blancs 2010 magnum (150cl) are available in all John Lewis stores and are available from https://www.johnlewis.com/