From the first time I tasted a wine from Furleigh Estate I was hooked, the wine in question was their white Pinot Noir at an event a couple of years ago, since then I have gone on to taste more of the range and I can honestly say again, that this is ‘English wine at its best’
To be fair there are so many quality English producers now we are spoilt for choice with around 700 or so vineyards there should be no excuse not to visit one wherever you live, as well as being a fabulous day out the wines just seem to be getting better and better.
Looking for a wine to pair with our roast pork I had no hesitation in picking this Chardonnay, primarily for its bright acidity and orchard applely fruits to complement the fattiness of the meat with its crispy crackling. It turned out to be a perfect match, like apple sauce in a glass.
Furleigh Estate West Dorset Chardonnay 2018
If I had to describe this Chardonnay from the Jurassic coast in west Dorset it would be like biting into a crisp green English apple in the middle of an orchard. It was fresh and vibrant with those orchard fruit aromas prominent even before getting your nose anywhere near the glass, the first mouthful hits you with some lively acidity but not face puckeringly so and along with a little perceived sweetness there was a hint of pear. pineapple and orange peel which just balanced it out beautifully.
I urge you all to try this and the other Furleigh wines in the range and hope it gives you a taste for how good we are in this country at producing not just world class Sparklers but tremendous still wines as well.