Colour: Pale gold with gentle mousse.
Aroma: Delicate toasted brioche, apricot and citrus notes.
Palate: Fine bubbles with bright lemon and apricot and toasty biscuity length.
Grape Varieties: Chardonnay 55%, Pinot Noir 35% and Pinot Meunier 10%
Serve with finest caviar, Scottish smoked salmon and other starter type dishes.
History of Windsor Great Park
Vineyards were first planted in Windsor during the time of Henry II. Fast forward to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and there is a new three hectare vineyard in Windsor Great Park which revives an ancient tradition.
In 2010, Tony Laithwaite (CBE) was presented with the opportunity to plant a vineyard in Windsor Great Park. Tony grew up and went to school in the area then started Bordeaux Direct (that became Laithwaite’s Wine) under the railway arches that looked up at Windsor Castle. With this connection, he simply could not refuse the chance!
The plot is in Windsor Great Park which slopes down to the adjacent lake. It’s an ideal location with gentle breezes, a moderate climate and well-drained soils – all the attributes for a top-class vineyard.