Biscuity brioche on the nose, with delicate white flower and full fruit. Citrus, apple and 'leesy' characters add complexity to the palate. Henners Vintage is produced solely from grapes grown on their outstanding estate.
Owned and run by Lawrence Warr, Henners is the result of a long term dream to produce the finest English Sparkling Wine. Lawrence started his career as an automotive engineer in the exciting world of Formula One. Having left Formula One, to set up an engineering consultancy, the search for the perfect vineyard site began. The search was a lengthy and dedicated one - as the ideal combination of soils, aspect, slope, altitude and microclimate was difficult to find. After two years he found the site at Herstmonceux, East Sussex. The vineyard was planted in May 2007, with the winery following in 2009. The vineyard is planted with 40% Chardonnay, 39% Pinot Noir and 21% Pinot Meunier. The Henners name derives from Lawrences French ancestry. Henners Dubois was forced to flee Paris during the French Revolution, in the late 18th century.
2009 Vintage: "Subtle and delicate, this shows finesse with its green orchard fruit flavours sitting happily alongside almonds, citrus notes and dried fruits. 'Well-balanced with a wonderful finish,' said Olivier Marie of Coq d'Argent. 'Do try with salmon dishes.' " Sommelier Wine Awards 2013, Judges Comments
2009 Vintage: "Yeasty, toasty, full-on autolytic nose with ripe, superbly expressive fruit, herbs and aniseed. The palate is excellent and full, with a leesy texture, fine balance and toasty notes on the finish. Classic, stylish. Drink 2013-2019. 92/100. Highly Recommended." Panel tasting, Decanter magazine, May 2013
2009 Vintage: "Made by Grand Prix engineer and bobsleigh driver Lawrence Warr, I found this deliciously drinkable, with herbal, aniseed notes complementing a superbly expressive fruit nose. The palate boasts taut, zingy, fresh strawberry flavours." Justin Howard-Sneyd MW, Decanter magazine, May 2013