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Vintage sparkling wine, made from fruit grown at our vineyard high on the North Downs, expressing the purity and energy of our terroir

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World Class from Westerham

Exclusive Vintage Squerryes

We are proud to be the only English wine estate to have won a gold medal for six consecutive vintages in the World Championships of Champagne and Sparkling Wine, and in 2021 be crowned National Champion, a unique achievement for an English wine brand. This year we also won the 'Best English Sparkling Wine' Trophy in the International Wine Challenge and 'Best in Show' in the 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards, recognising Squerryes in the top 50 wines in the world.

This is testament to the quality of our fruit grown on the North Downs and the dedication shown by our winemaking team to create the very finest English sparkling wine. In the spirit of Squerryes Estate’s “Licet Esse Beatis” – we hope that they give you pleasure.

Portfolio of Squerryes Wines

Vintages made using the traditional method

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2018

Vintage Brut Reserve

Our signature blend and a real 'crowd pleaser', this wine is made from fruit handpicked from our vineyard, high on the North Downs. At 150 metres above sea level and 1 degree Celsius cooler than other vineyards in the south-east we enjoy long cool summers, as a result the fruit is well balanced with a natural sweetness and acidity.

The 2018 vintage perfectly reflects the purity and energy of our terroir, made using the 'traditional method', with just over 3 years ageing on the lees.

Grape Variety

36% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir and 31% Pinot Meunier

Alcohol

12%

Dosage

5g/l

Lees ageing

30 months

Disgorged

October 2021

MALOLACTIC

100%

Processing

Whole bunch pressed and naturally settled for 24-36 hours

FERMENTATION

First in stainless steel tanks, second in bottle with champagne yeast

VEGAN / VEGETARIAN

Yes/Yes

Awards

-

Tasting Notes

Laura Evans, our resident Master of Wine

"The latest release from the Squerryes stable is the 2018 vintage Brut, which has the hallmark clean bruised apple nose with notes of brioche and pastries. The palate is full and rounded with soft ripe orchard fruits, great concentration and beautiful balance. Classic Squerryes freshness and elegance with underlying richness from an exceptionally warm vintage".

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2011 Late Disgorged

Vintage Brut Reserve

Awarded 'Best in Show' in the 2021 Decanter Wine Awards, placing it on the top 50 wines of the world list, the 2011 Brut holds a very special place in our hearts, recognition for the quality of the fruit that year, our Chardonnay in particular which makes a larger percentage (45%) of this blend.

Made by the ‘classic method’, using the classic Champagne varietals handpicked from our vineyard in 2011 this is a late disgorged vintage, with the wine having 94 months in contact with champagne yeast in the bottle, or on the ‘lees’.

Grape Variety

45% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier

Alcohol

12%

Dosage

9g/l

Lees ageing

94 months

Disgorged

March 2020

MALOLACTIC

100%

Processing

Whole bunch pressed and naturally settled for 24-36 hours

FERMENTATION

First in stainless steel tanks, second in bottle with champagne yeast

VEGAN / VEGETARIAN

Yes/Yes

Awards

'Best in Show' 2021 - Decanter | 'English Sparkling Trophy' 2021 - International Wine Challenge | Gold Medal - CSWWC 2016 | National (English) Champion – CSWWC 2016

Tasting Notes

Laura Evans, our resident Master of Wine

"A real richness to this wine from the extended lees ageing. A fresh nose with pear and a hint of honey, complemented by the distinctive smell of freshly baked white bread. On the palate, a warm almond croissant balanced by a lively acidity from our rich, creamy Chardonnay fruit, with a pure, mineral-rich finish from our unique terroir. This really is a delicious wine and worthy of its National Champion status."

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2010 Late Disgorged

Vintage Brut Reserve

As the first vintage ever produced by the Estate, this holds a very special place in our hearts.

Made by the ‘classic method’, using the classic Champagne varietals handpicked from our vineyard in 2010 this is a late disgorged vintage, with the wine having 115 months in contact with Champagne yeast in the bottle, or on the ‘lees’.

Grape Variety

40% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier

Alcohol

12%

Dosage

9.5g/l

Lees ageing

115 months

Disgorged

November 2020

MALOLACTIC

100%

Processing

Whole bunch pressed and naturally settled for 24-36 hours

FERMENTATION

First in stainless steel tanks, second in bottle with champagne yeast

VEGAN / VEGETARIAN

Yes/Yes

Awards

Gold - CSWWC 2017

Tasting Notes

Laura Evans, our resident Master of Wine

"Intense developed nose of bruised apples, toasted hazelnuts and crème caramel. On the palate it shows creamy ripe peach fruit with a nutty richness and great complexity, evolving beautifully in the mouth to a long fresh finish."

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2016 Magnum

Vintage Brut Reserve

The 2021 National Champion, the best English sparkling wine in market, according to the World Championships of Champagne and Sparkling Wine.

This vintage perfectly reflects the natural energy and purity of our vineyard, the white chalk seam that sits below our vines acting as nature’s best filter, removing any impurities creating a wine that is very soft and clean with a lovely smooth finish.

The magnum bottle size is perfect for celebrations and sharing those moments of joy with loved ones.

Grape Variety

43% Chardonnay, 34% Pinot Noir, 23% Pinot Meunier

Alcohol

12%

Dosage

8g/l

Lees ageing

48 months

Disgorged

January 2021, 3 months on the cork

MALOLACTIC

100%

Processing

Whole bunch pressed and naturally settled for 24-36 hours

FERMENTATION

First in stainless steel tanks, second in bottle with champagne yeast

VEGAN / VEGETARIAN

Yes/Yes

Awards

-

Tasting Notes

Laura Evans, our resident Master of Wine

"Pale straw in colour from the increased amount of Chardonnay with a distinct, fine mousse. Lovely orchard fruits: baked pears with a hint of spice and creaminess on the nose. On the palette it has an abundance of rich, ripe fruit complemented by a hint of brioche and a wonderful, soft mouth feel. A concentrated full flavour wine, with not too much acidity makes it perfect to pair with a meaty white fish, like monkfish; for the cheese lover: a ripe camembert".

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2014 Magnum

Vintage Brut Reserve

Described by Decanter as "mouthwateringly moreish", our 2014 vintage Brut won a gold medal and 'Best in Class' for an English sparkling wine in magnum in the 2020 World Championships of Champagne and Sparkling Wine.

Aged on the lees for 60 months the extended contact with the lees has created a stunning wine that is worthy of the praise and acclaim it continues to receive.

Grape Variety

35% Chardonnay, 34% Pinot Noir, 31% Pinot Meunier

Alcohol

12%

Dosage

8g/l

Lees ageing

60 months

Disgorged

January 2020

MALOLACTIC

100%

Processing

Whole bunch pressed and naturally settled for 24-36 hours

FERMENTATION

First in stainless steel tanks, second in bottle with champagne yeast

VEGAN / VEGETARIAN

Yes/Yes

Awards

Magnum - Gold - CSWWC Awards 2020.Best in Class CSWWC 2020 English brut blend and English Sparkling Wine

Tasting Notes

Laura Evans, our resident Master of Wine

"Pale straw in colour with a lovely fine mousse, this wine reflects the raw energy of our terroir. On the nose it is beautifully fresh and clean, with crisp green apple followed by underlying notes of summer meadows with freshly baked bread.

On the palate, a wonderful freshness with an initial impact of white peach and pink grapefruit. This is followed by a rich intensity of orchard fruits and a long clean ripe fruit finish. This wine is really crisp and fresh, so perfect as an aperitif, served with shellfish or a bowl of salted almonds."

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2019 Rosé

Vintage Rosé

‘Licet Esse Beatis’, our family motto, means ‘permitted to be joyful’ and we say that we are in the business of creating joy. Our vintage Rosé is the very best translation of that. Delicate pink in colour with pretty floral notes this really is a wine for a social occasion with friends.Made with 40% Pinot Meunier and 60% Pinot Noir fruit, this vintage is made by the ‘classic method’, using fruit handpicked in 2019 from our vineyard high on the North Downs.

Grape Variety

40% Pinot Meunier, 60% Pinot Noir

Alcohol

12%

Dosage

8g/l

Lees ageing

24 Months

Disgorged

April 2022

MALOLACTIC

100%

Processing

Whole bunch pressed and naturally settled for 24-36 hours

FERMENTATION

First in stainless steel tanks, second in bottle with champagne yeast

VEGAN / VEGETARIAN

Yes/Yes

Awards

-

Tasting Notes

Laura Evans, our resident Master of Wine

"Delicate pink in colour with a concentrated strawberry and redcurrant nose from the Pinot Noir grapes in the blend. The 2019 summer gave us creamy red fruit on the palate but still with refreshing English acidity which will have you reaching for another glass."

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2016

Vintage Blanc de Blancs

In the words of the estate owner, Henry Warde our Blanc de Blancs is: “the finest wine to leave the estate”. It is made using the ‘classic method’, two fermentations, the second in the bottle taking the finest Chardonnay handpicked in 2016 from our vineyard high on the North Downs.

We firmly believe that to make a fine wine you need time. With 45 months of lees ageing, this is the finest expression of our winemaking and terroir.

Grape Variety

100% Chardonnay

Alcohol

12%

Dosage

7.5g/l

Lees ageing

45 Months

Disgorged

April 2021

MALOLACTIC

100%

Processing

Whole bunch pressed and naturally settled for 24-36 hours

FERMENTATION

First in stainless steel tanks, second in bottle with champagne yeast

VEGAN / VEGETARIAN

Yes/Yes

Awards

-

Tasting Notes

Laura Evans, our resident Master of Wine

"This beautiful wine is very pale straw in colour with a fine mousse from 4 years lees ageing.It has a complex nose with very many nuances: freshly baked pastries married with pink grapefruit and apple strudel. There is a wonderful concentration of creamy fruit on the palate; yeasty, bready notes giving way to the signature long and smooth Squerryes finish.
The acidity works well with dishes prepared with a creamy sauce or freshly shucked, meaty, creamy oysters, such as a Colchester or Fal".

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2014 Magnum

Vintage Blanc de Blancs

Our first ever Blanc de Blancs and IWC 2021 trophy winner for both Best English Sparkling Blanc de Blancs and English Sparkling wine, but in Magnums. It is made using the ‘traditional method’, taking the finest fruit handpicked in 2014 from our vineyard high on the North Downs.

We believe our Blanc de Blancs is the finest expression of our terroir and when drunk from a Magnum, our wines are shown at their best, as well as being perfect for celebrations and sharing joyous moments with friends.

Grape Variety

100% Chardonnay

Alcohol

12%

Dosage

8g/l

Lees ageing

60 Months

Disgorged

January 2021

MALOLACTIC

100%

Processing

Whole bunch pressed and naturally settled for 24-36 hours

FERMENTATION

First in stainless steel tanks, second in bottle with champagne yeast

VEGAN / VEGETARIAN

Yes/Yes

Awards

'Best in Class' (Best English Sparkling in Magnum) and Gold - CSWWC 2020

Tasting Notes

Laura Evans, our resident Master of Wine

"This beautiful wine is very pale straw in colour with a fine mousse from 6 years lees ageing.It has a complex nose with very many nuances: freshly baked pastries married with pink grapefruit and apple strudel. There is a wonderful concentration of creamy fruit on the palate; yeasty, bready notes giving way to the signature long and smooth Squerryes finish.
The acidity works well with dishes prepared with a creamy sauce or freshly shucked, meaty, creamy oysters, such as a Colchester or Fal."

Only Our Fruit

Unique it will remain

We only use grapes from our very own vineyard. We always have and we always will. We’re extremely proud of the flavour and aroma that are attributed to the terroir, it’s something we know we are very fortunate to have.

So lucky in fact, that other people have been very interested in our land. Back in 2004, a Champagne House visited Squerryes to try and buy some of it. A geological survey had confirmed that our chalk escarpment had qualities similar to the esteemed “Cote des Blancs” region of Champagne. Along with the soils, the long moderate summers and cool evenings provide the perfect growing conditions for the Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier vines.

The Great British Classic Method

For the love of craftsmanship

Here at Squerryes we use the ‘Great British Classic Method’ of winemaking - the same complex bottle fermentation process that is used in the Champagne region. By using only Estate grown grapes and traditional sparkling wine-making methods, our wines show an authentic expression of English sparkling wine, and the greatest expression of English Terroir.

Without doubt, our Squerryes does have similarities to that produced in the Champagne region. However, take a minute, and you start to notice the differences: the balance of fruit and yeasty characteristics on the nose; the complexity and depth on the palate; and the long straight finish all combine to give a distinct flavour that is very much unique to Squerryes.

We’ve been in the business of creating joy for 300 years and now we're bottling it.

So come and sample a little, we hope to see you soon...

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