Searcys releases first English sparkling wine
Searcys has released its first-ever own-label English sparkling wine to mark its 175th anniversary. The new bottle is available across its 19 venues and restaurants including Searcys at The Gherkin, St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar, and The Orangery at Blenheim Palace.
In collaboration with the award-winning Greyfriars Vineyard near Guildford, Surrey, the new Searcys Classic Cuvée, Brut, English Sparkling Wine, NV is ‘a vibrant and elegant wine blended from the three traditional champagne grape varieties, chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier’. Grown on the south-facing chalk slopes of the Hog’s Back at Puttenham, at the 40-acre vineyard established in 1989, the grapes are handpicked and the wine is sustainably produced using the traditional method, ageing in cellars for over four years.
Bruno Pelletier, drinks ambassador for Searcys, said: “Being at the heart of events and celebrations since 1847, we are very excited to be adding our very first own-label English sparkling wine to the wine list for events across all our venues. What’s more, we are continuing to raise awareness and interest in Britain’s local wines and vineyards, supporting local businesses and practicing being more sustainable.”