Pick of the Launches



Brand owner Hush Heath Estate

RRP £15

Markets Global, with an initial UK launch

Contact Zoë Dearsley, zoe@hushheath.com

Here are two sparkling English apple wines made from Hush Heath estate in Kent. The white and rosé sparkling wines are made from 100% juice from Cox, Bramley and Egremont Russet apples, all grown and hand-picked at the estate. Winemakers Owen Elias and Victoria Ash are said to use the traditional champagne method of production, fermenting the juice in stainless steel tanks and using champagne yeasts for the secondary fermentation in the bottle.

In terms of tasting notes, Hush Heath owner Richard Balfour-Lynn said: “Our two new wines are a white, pure apple that is crisp, clear, and very expressive on the nose with ripe green and red apples and citrus. The palate is bursting with concentrated orchard fruit flavours and benefits from a creamy mousse.

“Our rosé is a beautiful pale pink colour created by adding a dosage of strawberry and blackcurrant. The palate is luscious, creamy and full of ripe English fruit. It finishes with a hint of sweetness and a lingering character of red fruits and cream.”