OUR WINE

SIGNATURE CUVEÉ SPARKLING

Vivacious sparkling white wine made with Pinot Noir and Seyval Blanc grapes. Lemon; baked apple; honeysuckle and hazelnut character with an elegant long clean finish.

Try with smoked trout; salmon canapés or freshly shucked oysters.

Made from the clear free-run juice of Pinot Noir and Seyval Blanc in the Traditional (Champagne) Method with a secondary fermentation in the bottle, this wine has had over 12 months on yeast lees prior to disgorging to remove the yeast.

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PINOT NOIR ROSÉ SPARKLING

Sumptuous, rich palate of strawberry, cherry, redcurrant and raspberry – summer pudding in a glass! The vibrant acidity leaves the palate clean and crisp with long lasting raspberry finish.

The perfect aperitif or delicious alongside a bowl of ripe strawberries!

Made exclusively with Pinot Noir, using free-run and first pressings to achieve a light “salmon pink” colour, and to develop the berry fruit characters. Made in the Traditional (Champagne) Method with a secondary fermentation in the bottle, this wine has had over 12 months on yeast lees prior to disgorging to remove the yeast.

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WHITE PINOT NOIR

A fresh, crisp dry wine, elegant and very easy drinking with a long and fine finish. Aromas of lemon peel, honeysuckle and tropical coconut, with a palate of zesty citrus blossom, peach and buttery vanilla notes.

Pinot Noir is best known as a red wine grape variety, but this white wine is obtained by using the free-run juice that comes as the lightly crushed grapes enter our press.

As the majority of the colour comes from the skins of the grape, by avoiding long contact times we can obtain a clear juice of exceptional elegance.

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PINOT NOIR ROSÉ

2014 INTERNATIONAL WINES AND SPIRITS BRONZE

Off-dry, full of gorgeous raspberry aromas and flavours, has the depth and finish to be drunk all year round.

A seductive, ripe and rich off-dry rosé. Deliciously balanced, bursting with flavour. Strawberries, raspberries and melon aromas lead to a lively fruity palate of berries and earthy cherries.

To get the colour we allow the juice and skins to macerate for around 8 hours before pressing. Following pressing the juice ferments in stainless steel tanks to mature for up to eight months.

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PINOT NOIR EARLY RED

Round and fruity with hints of spice.

A light bodied red with cherry, raspberry and earthy vanilla notes to the aroma and palate, with a subtle soft oak finish.

Fermented on skin with regular “cap punching” by hand and extended maceration before pressing. The wine was then allowed to mature on oak for several months to achieve the complexity and soft rounded finish.

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BACCHUS

A dry wine with a crisp clean finish.

Aromas of crushed basil lift from the glass on pouring, with herbaceous gooseberries on this punchy palate.

A lovely example of a pure varietal Bacchus.

OUR STORY

The Sixteen Ridges vineyard was planted in 2007 under the careful guidance of Simon Day. Following extensive research and expansive knowledge of the soils and climate in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, the 6 acre vineyard was planted with Pinot Noir. A variety which is not only known and loved my many connoisseur, but thrives in the UK climate.

The Sixteen Ridges vineyard resides on a sheltered Worcestershire hillside within a natural amphitheatre, with views stretching south along the Severn river valley, it captures maximum warmth and sunlight.

Expanding
Closer to Simon’s home in Ledbury, in 2012 successful commercial orchard owner Cilla Clive planted, under Simon’s advice, 4 acres of vines at Redbank. The productivity of this site proved to be astonishing, a combination of excellent farming and prime location. In 2016 a further 4 acres will be planted.

Our first small crop from this vineyard was bottled at the end of 2014. With plans constantly evolving, we have named this first vintage ‘Curious’, reflecting the curious evolution of the vineyard, and brand. This may change as we do, but for now we hope customers try and enjoy the wine!

The growing potential of Redbank vineyard led Simon, Cilla and Angus; Cilla’s son, neighbour and entrepreneurial founder of Haygrove Ltd, to create a new business; Haygrove Evolution, under which our range of wine and cider businesses operate, this includes contract wine and cider making, vineyard consultancy, vine supply, branded sparkling wine production, and of course our award winning range of Wine, Cider, Perry, Juice and Ice wine.

Our winery currently resides at Dragon Orchard, Putley; home to the Big Apple, crop sharers and one of the oldest orchards in Herefordshire, farmed by the Staniers family for three generations.

STOCKISTS

Added Ingredient

www.addedingredients.co.uk
Abingdon, 01235 537405

Bentleys Wine Merchant

www.bentleyswine.com
Ludlow, 01584 875520

Budgens

www.warnersbudgens.com
Cotswolds, 0844 2250991

Burford Garden Centre

www.burford.co.uk
Oxford, 01993 823117

Gloucester Services

www.gloucesterservices.com
Gloucester, 01452 813254

Hay Wines

www.haywines.co.uk
Ledbury, 01531 634449

The Nest Ledbury

www.thenestledbury.co.uk
Ledbury, 01531 670816

The Three Counties Cider Shop

www.onceuponatree.co.uk
Ledbury, 01531 248004

Wholefoods Cheltenham

www.wholefoodsmarket.com
Cheltenham, 01242 542950

Ludlow Food Centre

www.ludlowfoodcentre.co.uk
Ludlow, 01584 856000

The English Wine and Spirits Company

www.ewsc.co.uk
London, 0207 3578606

The English Wine Centre

www.englishwine.co.uk
East Sussex, 01323 870164

Exceptional English Wine Company

www.theexceptionalenglishwineco.com
West Sussex, 01730 814671

Waitrose

www.waitrose.com
Midlands, www.waitrose.com

TOUR AND EVENTS

Wine tours and Tutored tasting dates to come...

Spaces will be limited, follow us on twitter to find out more.

Further details will be posted on the website autumn 2016.

THE TEAM

SIMON DAY

Career in wine for over 20 years.

Experience in winemaking in UK (Three Choirs Vineyards, Denbies Wine Estate; Lamberhurst Vineyards and La Mare in Jersey); Australia (Brown Brothers); and France (Yvon Mau).

Consultant viticulturist to over 40 vineyards in the UK.

Contract winemaker for 20 UK vineyards.

In 2007, Simon established the award winning cider business ‘Once Upon a Tree’,  which successfully took the principles of wine production into cider, to create quality table cider as well as unique products such as Blenheim Superb Ice Cider.

THE TEAM

With such a small team and diverse business no job description truly describes a role; Its all hands on deck!

Simon Day – Production Director - a blend of new world science and old school tradition motivates Simon to innovate and experiment to achieve the best from each vintage!

Heather Gibson – Chief Officer... admin, accounts, systems, and control!

Sally Booth – Social butterfly... Sales, marketing and hands on - often despatch!

Sam Pardoe – Production Manager The right hand man to all things production.

Sam Hale – Productions work horse, where there is a job to be done there is Sam.

Liz Waltham – Steering the ship from vision to reality and back.

GALLERY

CONTACT

01531 670263

info@sixteenridges.co.uk

© Haygrove Evolution 2016