Renegade London Wine London Sparkling 2016
|Grapes||Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier|
2016 Blanc de Noirs London Sparkling
Grown in Suffolk, Made in London.
Some say, the best English sparkling wine ever made. We couldn’t possibly comment, however, we do completely agree. Grab a bottle while you can....
Only 800 Bottles Ever Produced. First vintage English sparkling wine made in London.
London Made Blanc de Noirs English Sparkling Wine
White sparkling wine made from two red grape varieties grown in England – Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
Grapes were hand harvested and whole bunch pressed manually using a 100 litre wooden basket press. Juice went straight into ex-Burgundy Chardonnay french oak barrels for primary fermentation. The wine was regularly hand stirred to increase contact with the lees and improve complexity.
Wine underwent malolatic fermentation before being hand bottled to undergo secondary fermentation.
Bottles underwent secondary fermentation and ageing in the crypt of Christ Church Spitalfields.
Renegade London Wine is a cutting edge Urban Winery based in Bethnal Green, East London.
They do not grow grapes. They purchase small parcels of top quality grapes from around the UK and Europe, hand harvest them and race them back to London and make wine.
When they started making wine in 2016 they were copycat winemakers. They asked the growers how they should make wine with their grapes, and they did what they said. This was a mistake. They should't be copying other styles. London should be leading the charge on new wine styles, winemaking approaches and using both ancient and modern techniques.
So in 2017 they changed. Our wines change year on year and they rarely repeat a wine or style. They make around 12-14 wines a year with a total current production of around 28,000 bottles. This may sound like a lot but it's really tiny for a commercial winery. This is one of the main reasons our wines are not cheap. They try to keep them as affordable as possible but they know that they need to be worth the money.
Each label shows the eyes of a different person who lives in the UK. They may not be born in the UK, they may not have gone to school in the UK, but they're part of this country. They each form a key part of the rich tapestry that makes the UK special. As as urban winery based in London, many of the faces are Londoners. That's just how it's worked so far. Anyone can apply to be on the labels.
Crafted by world class young winemakers, Renegade makes modern, innovative, premium wines here in London. Why? No appellation rules, no tradition, no BS. Just great wine.
Top Quality. Modern Wine. Made With Love In London.