A nine-acre vineyard in Marden, Kent, owned by Nick Hall, and named by him in memory of Herbert, his grandfather. Planted with 40% Chardonnay and 30% each of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and farmed organically. Handmade, Traditional Method.
Nick worked for Marketing Week and Grey International in the 1990s. He left London a number of years ago to become a winemaker in Kent. His award-winning, Herbert Hall sparkling wine brand quickly achieved cult status and was picked by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top ten sparkling wines in the World. It has been a leading force in the shifting perception of English sparkling wines from curiosity to premium.
Nick is also involved in the creation of Highgrove’s Sparkling Wine.
By his side is Kirsty Smith, who’s infectious enthusiasm for making wine reflects the vivacity and vitality of the English Wine Industry. Since graduating from Plumpton, Kirsty has been working alongside Nick to make complex, traditional method sparkling wines. Potentially one of the youngest Head Winemakers amongst all of the top UK wineries, her listings include Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Lea & Sandeman, Le Caprice and 67 Pall Mall – and Guest Wines!
This is a blend Chardonnay 35% Pinot Noir 35% Pinot Meunier 30%
Pale pink with slow, lingering very fine bubbles.
Peach blossom, white chocolate.
Fresh balanced acidity, gentle mousse, wild strawberry. Emphasis on fruit rather than autolytic/oxidative characteristics.
Try with grilled squid, brie or mozzarella or aubergine parmigiana