HUSH HEATH ESTATE LAUNCHES SPARKLING ENGLISH APPLE WINES
Kent producer surprises consumers with two new lower alcohol wines
Hush Heath Estate in Kent, one of the top premium producers of English wine, is championing an innovative concept for consumers seeking new lower alcohol drinking choices by launching two Sparkling English Apple Wines made from its own Kentish apple varieties.
The white and rosé Sparkling English Apple Wines are made from 100% juice from Cox, Bramley and Egremont Russet apples, all grown and hand-picked at Hush Heath Estate. Winemakers Owen Elias and Victoria Ash use the traditional Champagne method of production, fermenting the juice in stainless steel tanks and using Champagne yeasts for the secondary fermentation in the bottle to produce a fresh, clean and delicious taste of summer in England.
At 8.0% abv, this completely new style of wine – a first for the thirsty English market – is set to surprise consumers who are already wine lovers and in particular, consumers who are fans of Prosecco.
Hush Heath Estate producer Richard Balfour-Lynn comments:
“At Hush Heath Estate we continue to be innovative, producing new styles and tastes for wine lovers. We are also about making wine fun and creating styles that appeal to a wide audience.
“Our two new wines are a white, pure apple that is crisp, clear, and very expressive on the nose with ripe green and red apples, and citrus. The palate is bursting with concentrated orchard fruit flavours, and benefits from a creamy mousse.
“Our rosé is a beautiful pale pink colour created by adding a dosage of strawberry and blackcurrant. The palate is luscious, creamy and full of ripe English fruit. It finishes with a hint of sweetness and a lingering character of red fruits and cream.”
The retail price is £15.00 and the wines are available through the Hush Heath website
(www.hushheath.com) and Liberty Wines.