Horsmonden Dry White
The days of dismissing English wines are, happily, long behind us and all that remains is to convert all our winemakers to organic practices. It's something that Will Davenport has taken to like a duck to water and his vibrant, super-fresh, citrus white is a joy to drink. As a light to medium-bodied white, you want to serve it with a dish not too strong in flavour.
Silver Medal - International Wine and Spirit Competition 2016 (2014 vintage)
'Not only has this vibrant, dry white won an award, but its bright spangle fruit makes this a clean and refreshing wine, perfect for summer drinking. Match this medium-bodied white with your favourite cut of Sunday roast' Sloan Magazine, June 2016 (2014 vintage)
87 Points, The Wine Gang, 'There's undoubtedly a touch of the English hedgerow, elderflower and bright spangle fruit about this blend of the reliable ripeners Bacchus, Faber, Huxelrebe, Ortega and Siegerrebe. Aromatically vibrant, the palate too has a perky, fresh and fruity personality, with just a hint of spearmint and sweetness before a dry, nicely balanced finish. Charming - and how lovely with new season English (or Scottish) asparagus.' May 2015 (2013 vintage)
Winner - Soil Association Food Awards 2014 (2013 vintage)
Recommended in The Guardian, December 2014: 'Next time you feel like a Sauvignon Blanc, try Davenport’s deliciously fragrant, elderflower-scented Horsmonden White 2013' Fiona Beckett
Recommended in The Daily Telegraph, May 2014: 'Will Davenport’s small organic estate makes some of England’s finest still wine. The 2013 is a blinder – its pungent nose of lemon and nettles is not only quintessentially English, but also makes you want to dive in for a sip. A glass of glorious, spirit-lifting refreshment.' Hamish Anderson
Will Davenport started planting grape vines in 1991, carefully selecting two sites in south-east England’s High Weald. In 2000 both vineyard sites were registered for organic management with the Soil Association, making Davenport Vineyards one of only three commercial UK vineyards to become exclusively organic.