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Hampshire Lambrusco? No, not something we thought we'd find ourselves writing either - but here we are! This is an English sparkling red made with Triomphe and Bacchus (a white grape, providing lift both in colour and aromatically) that grow well over the clay soils of our cooler home shores.
It combines two vintages, some barrel-aged Triomphe from 2021 was blended with the fresh juice of 2022 to kick off fermentation, then bottled to complete its fermentation, trapping the bubbles. Offbeat embrace the experimental, so there is little to compare this too, but keep the Lambrusco reference in mind - it has that tart, freshly-picked bramble berry feel, with keen acids, so one could enjoy it in much the same way. Fascinating developments, as always from this envelope-pushing English producer.