Fox and Fox
Fox & Fox is a boutique project, owned and managed by Gerard and Jonica Fox in East Sussex. Their goal is top quality English Sparkling Wine with mature, ripe fruit and complex flavour profiles. Production is based out of two vineyards (Hobdens & Lakestreet) and plantings comprise Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Gris. The Chardonnay is a combination of Burgundian and Champagne clones, selected to aid flavour development and provide structure, respectively. Vineyard work is low-impact and winemaking follows the traditional method, taking care to capture flavour and aromas prior to secondary fermentation in bottle. Run by ardent wine lovers with a keen eye for detail, Fox & Fox produces some of the most exciting sparkling wine in England.
We are pleased to offer Fox & Fox Mayfield Essence 2011, a pure Chardonnay, together with Mayfield Inspiration Blanc de Blancs 2013, the only Pinot Gris based fizz in the UK. Both undergo extended lees ageing with no filtration, building richness and complexity over time. Inspiration celebrates delightfully ripe Pinot Gris, with a dash of Chardonnay added to the final blend. This keeps lightly honeyed flavours of lemon, ginger, white peaches and barley youthfully bright and fresh. Essence is all about the purity and quality of Chardonnay, arriving with orchard aromas, lime blossom and sherbet, to a balanced, well rounded palate; drinking now but with the capacity to age. Classified Outstanding by Decanter magazine on an English panel tasting last year, it seems that others have begun to cotton on.
Owing to the limited quantity produced, the wines are offered as a mixed 6x75cl case containing three bottles of each.