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Richard Bampfield MW, FIZZ Sparkling wine Show – English Wine Masterclass, October 2014

“Compelling, exciting and rounded… I’ll be buying wines like this myself to lay down”.

Anne Jones, Waitrose Wine Expert, Waitrose Weekend, May 2013
Jenkyn Place Brut, Hampshire

This has just won a silver medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards, which is a stupendous result for this little vineyard, nestled on the south-facing chalk slopes of the North Downs in Hampshire. The first vines (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) were planted here in 2004, so, with three years ageing before sale, these are some of the first releases of what we hope will be many years of fabulous wines.

Jamie Goode, Sunday Express, May 2013
Jenkyn Place Rosé

A newcomer making waves, this is a fresh and focused pink fizz with real appeal, made from grapes grown in Hampshire’s North Downs.

Sam Wylie-Harris, Press Association, May 2013

Hampshire’s Jenkyn Place is definitely one to watch as its Brut 2009 romped home with a Gold Medal, Critics’ Choice and Food Match (fish and chips) in the Sommeliers Wine Awards this year. The straight-down-the-line lemony flavours and refreshing acidity are the perfect foil to battered fish and a sprinkling of salt and vinegar.

Terry Kirby, Independent on Sunday, May 2013
Jenkyn Place Brut 2009

Three years’ ageing gives the blend of traditional champagne grapes – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier – grown on the chalky slopes lots of toasty, almost spicy complexity, topped off with a sherberty, spring-flower freshness that is unmistakeably English.

Sally Easton Master of Wine, March 2013
Jenkyn Place Brut 2009

This kicks off with an attractive lemon curd and brioche nose. The palate attack is firm, fresh and lively, giving way to bright, lime zest, briar and hedgerow characters amid the toasted lemons. A fine, persistent, delicately proportioned mousse gives a filigree texture to this good, and tight, young wine.

Sally Easton Master of Wine, March 2013
Jenkyn Place Brut 2008

This is a bit rounder on the nose, and fuller in the body, more voluptuous, if it is possible to describe an English sparkling wine as such. Still with a tingly core of lemon sherbet acidity, attractive briary freshness, and greengage notes; then with savoury, rounded smoky-toasted complexing notes to the mid palate. A good concentration of these flavours fills out in the mouth, which finishes with a long flourish. Good stuff.

Sally Easton Master of Wine, March 2013
Jenkyn Place Rose 2008

This is a serious rosé, with hints of strawberry amid aromatic smokiness and a savoury, toasted core, with a long finish. Sally Easton Master of Wine, March 2013

Jenkyn Place Rose 2009

This has an enticing, bright, translucent, rose petal pink colour. Youthful nose of strawberries and bon bons, with a steely note of intention added in. The palate is fresh with strawberry sherbet, a hint of dry roasted almond skin complexity, with an attractive density, concentration and length of fruit, that’s suggestive of better things to come.

Terry Kirby, Independent on Sunday, February 2013
Jenkyn Place Rosé 2008

You don’t need to cross the channel to find a top-notch sparkling Rosé. This crisp, tasty fizz, from Hampshire’s North Downs, also has a beautiful coral colour.

The Hungry Londoner, May 2012
Jenkyn Place Rosé 2008

Lots of strawberry notes, and a very zesty finish. This wine is very easy drinking and would suit all tastes.

Tom Cannavan,, 2012
Jenkyn Place Sparkling Rosé 2008

This is an elegant, salmon-coloured sparkling rosé. With aromas of ripe summer fruits on the nose, the palate is fresh and vibrant, with redcurrants, cherries and strawberries and an attractively nutty element, having spent nearly three years on its lees. This is a serious rosé, to be enjoyed on its own, with seafood canapés or with shellfish.

25 Great Sparkling Wines Under £25, by Susie Barrie MW
Jenkyn Place Brut 2009, Hampshire

Although the nose is reticent, it shows promising underlying bready notes. The palate, by contrast, is incredibly lively and juicy, with racy acidity and a real citric tang. Worth buying a few bottles and drinking over time to watch this one develop.

Susie Barrie MW and Peter Richards MW in the What Food, What Wine competition
Jenkyn Place Brut 2009 – four stars, matched with Fish and Chips

Lovely fresh fizz, with a touch of brioche notes and green apple that cut through the oily richness of the batter and compliment the firm flesh of the fish beautifully. The potato softens the acidity out, leaving a lovely fresh flavour that lingers for ages. A wonderful decadent match.



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Jenkyn Place Rose 2009

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Jenkyn Place Brut 2009

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Jenkyn Place Rose 2008


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Jenkyn Place Brut 2006