A classy Brut Reserve from Henry Laithwaite and his wife Kaye. They have won many awards, but in 2019 were honoured with England's Winery of the Year Trophy and one for their pink fizz too. Their Brut Reserve has lovely richness and complexity.
English sparkling wine is now recognised as being some of the finest in the world. As usual, the Laithwaite family has been leading the way, with Barbara’s Trophy winning Wyfold and Henry’s Harrow & Hope. Henry started winemaking in Bordeaux and Oz, but in 2010 he and his wife returned to England and planted a 6.2 hectare vineyard of Chardonnay and both Pinots in Marlow. It lies on a southfacing slope, with soils of chalk and flint. Ideal for vines, but punishing for the machinery! In 2013, they completed a winery too and had some of the best names in the business advising them – the late Tony Jordan and Mike Roberts of Ridgeview. They have won many trophies since. Using classic Champagne methods, this fizz is complex, creamy and elegant.
"Refined, floral, biscuity, pure English sparkling gorgeousness; what better way to celebrate"
Terry Kirby The Independent