Steven Spurrier is one of the world’s leading figures in wine with a career as a critic, retailer and consultant affording him extensive knowledge on the subject.
His beautiful Dorset estate is now home to 10 hectares of vines, planted with the three traditional sparkling wine varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
Established in 2007 in West Sussex, Stopham Estate is owned by Simon Woodhead, a former engineer who designed parts for Formula One racing cars. Six hectares are planted with predominantly Pinot Gris and Bacchus with Stopham’s main focus producing the highest quality still wine.
Stopham Estate Pinot Gris 2015 is made from 85% Pinot Gris and 15% Bacchus. The use of special ‘Stelvin’ screwcaps enables the wine to remain super zingy and fresh, preserving the incredible purity of fruit. Whilst we’re talking about grape varieties, if you’d like to learn more about the nettley, crisp, vibrant fiend that is Bacchus, please check out our article here. Subtle, us?