Barnsole Vineyard

The English wine experience

Striving for fine wines

Only when the fruit is fully ripe do we gently hand harvest and process with care to maintain the freshness and varietal expression.

Fruit for sparkling wine is whole bunch pressed. The fruit destined for still wine is crushed or destemmed, depending upon the wine style required. The juice is clarified and then fermented in closed stainless steel tanks to maintain its freshness and aroma.

Sparkling base wines are bottled in the spring following harvest. We add only a pinch of sugar and some yeast, then we leave the wine to ferment a second time in bottle, followed by eighteen months in the cellar to impart the sparkling finesse that we seek.

All of our wines are purposely dynamic and will improve with time. Pursuing this philosophy, we allow our wines to rest comfortably in our cellars to develop before release. We aim to produce 20,000 bottles each year.

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sparkling wine production

Our winemaking

We refine the wines throughout the winter months, taking great care to preserve the delicate freshness of the fruit by restricting exposure to open air. At exactly the right moment, we bottle. Before we release the wines, we send sample bottles to our industry regulator for analysis. We aim for accreditation with the highest European standard, known as ‘Quality Wine’.

Aromatic still white wines may be released the year after harvest. Red wines usually after two years and our sparkling wines after three years.

Barnsole 2016 Classic Sparkling Wine

A traditional bottle fermented sparkling wine made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to make a rich and fruity wine with a hint of biscuit. This wine is matured in the bottle for 3 years prior to release.

12.5% alcohol, 75cl
Drink: 2019 - 2022

Barnsole 2017 Dry Reserve

Delivering crisp acidity with notes of pineapple and lime and a wisp of salinity at the end.

11.5% alcohol, 75cl
Drink: 2019

Barnsole 2018 Dry Bacchanalian

A bone dry aromatic white wine made from 100% Bacchus. Fresh, crisp and citrussy with a hint of gooseberry.

11.5% alcohol, 75cl
Drink: 2019 - 2030

Barnsole 2017 Off Dry Bacchus

An abundance of tropical notes, including kiwi and guava with rose petal lingering on the finish.

11.5% alcohol, 75cl
Drink: 2019 – 2022

Barnsole 2016 Red Reserve

Made from a blend of Rondo and Regent, this medium bodied red wine presents a stewed fruit nose. Fruits of the forest on the palette with smoked plum and cherry, finishing with balanced tannins.

12% alcohol, 75cl
Drink 2019 – 2030

Barnsole 2016 Old Vine Sparkling Wine

A fresh and light sparkling wine with a hint of Kentish apples, lively acidity balanced with lemon citrus notes and complimented with a subtle sweetness. This wine is matured in bottle for 2 years prior to release.

12% alcohol, 75cl
Drink 2019 – 2022

Barnsole Vineyard Limited
Fleming Road, Staple, Canterbury, Kent CT3 1LG
T. 07772 300 511

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