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"Clean, straightforward and above all: fun" The Persistent Palate

"Generous, rich, delightful now & will age nicely" Decanter

An elegant accompaniment to any lively occasion

Digby Fine English Leander Pink Brut NV (England)

$69.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $419.94 6 Btls, $365.17
Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 91/100 Points Awarded 90/100 Points Awarded 16/20 Points Awarded 89/100 Points
Digby Fine English Leander Pink Brut NV (England)

Digby Fine English Leander Pink Brut NV (England)

A delightful blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier...
$69.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $419.94 6 Btls, $365.17

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal

Sommelier Wine Awards 2017

Awarded Gold Medal

UK Vineyard, Association UK Wine Awards 2017

Awarded 91/100 Points

Decanter

Awarded 90/100 Points

Wine Enthusiast, Jan 2019

Awarded 16/20 Points

Jancis Robinson, May 2018

Awarded 89/100 Points

Wine Advocate, May 2020

Description

  • Dry style
  • Crisp red apple
  • Soft creaminess
  • Elegant mousse

"Clean, straightforward and above all: fun. They reminded me of very high quality Cavas or Cremants from France" The Persistent Palate

"Ripe red fruit with strawberry and raspberry notes. Fruity and round on the palate with intense strawberries. An approachable, easy-going sparkling wine" Post Magazine

"Pale peach colour. Ripe and musky with a great concentration of aromas. Fresh palate of sour cherry. Generous and rich, delightful now and will age nicely" Decanter

"Creamy notes of tart red currant and crisp red apple perfume the nose. The palate adds to that a gentle, softening creaminess which mellows but does not seek to tame the exuberant freshness. This is lively and joyful, in a way that is mellow and brisk and the same time. The elegant mousse is enriching, the finish is of crisp red apple" Wine Enthusiast, Jan 2019

Elegant pink colour in the glass. A delicate perfume of sweet red fruits. Vibrant Pinot Noir leads the way here, backed by a rich, aged Chardonnay component and ethereal Pinot Meunier. The engaging sweet red fruits are beautifully balanced by a good breadth of texture.

Partial malolactic fermentation, mostly in stainless steel tanks but 10% of the blending components spend 8 months in old Burgundy barrels. 24 months maturation in bottle prior disgorgement and release. Disgorgement date is displayed on the back label of each bottle.

Digby achieves its Fine English standard through the refined art of blending, using grapes grown by its meticulously groomed partner vineyards in the chalky soil of Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and Dorset. This, plus the long, cool growing season and Digby’s inventive winemaking put it in the vanguard of the English sparkling wine movement.

The namesake for our company is Sir Kenelm Digby because of his adventurous, inquisitive spirit and his key role in the history of wine. He invented the modern wine bottle in the 1630s. At the time, wine was shipped in barrel because glass was too weak, but the wine would too often go off. Digby used both technology and design to make things better. He used coal to get the furnace in his glassworks much hotter to produce dark, thick, robust glass,not like theVenetian finery that only the wealthy could buy. And he designed a low, curved bottle with a punt for strength, with a ring of glass around the neck to use to tie off a stopper and protect the wine from air. Our shard-like front labels are designed to reflect this shape.

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Cork

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Alcohol

12%

Delivery

NZ (from $5.70)

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NA

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