Sparkling Wine is often drunk on its own as a celebratory drink, but you may not know our English fizz is also incredibly food-friendly, pairing with a wide range of dishes, so you can make it a regular at your lunch or dinner table. The bubbles wake up your taste buds, and the vibrant acidity cuts beautifully through a range of salty, fatty or sweet foods to effortlessly partner whatever you bring to the table.
Acidity is an essential characteristic of wine, and a sign of quality, which allows a wine to be paired well with food. The acidity of a wine is largely influenced by the climate in which the grapes are grown, and in this case we find ourselves particularly fortunate here in Kent.
When grapes are freshly formed and still green, their acidity is very high. As the grapes ripen, the acidity starts to decrease, and the sweetness increases. The key is to reach the ideal point at which the grapes have ripened and reached the required sugar levels, whilst there is still enough acidity to give structure and flavour profile to make high quality wine. With a cool to moderate climate, Kent has established itself as a successful sparkling wine producing area – well-suited as it is to growing the principal grapes which are typically blended to make sparkling wine: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Cooler night-time temperatures allow these thin-skinned grapes to hold on to their acidity which would not be possible in much hotter growing climates.
So, what should you pair with our sparkling wines?
White From White
Fresh and delicately balanced, with citrus and gently toasted flavours and a crisp finish, our White From White pairs beautifully with white fish, summer salads and cheese platters
Our pale pink Rosé with rich and juicy berry and stone fruit flavours benefits from the added texture and depth from the blending of a still Pinot Noir wine with our White From Black, making it a fantastic match for salmon and light game meats
Elegant and delicious on their own, but why not discover the perfect pairing?