Camel Valley Vineyards

Tucked away down in Cornwall at the south-western tip of England lies one of the country’s most exciting wineries. Camel Valley Vineyards was set up by former Royal Air Force pilot Bob Lindo and his wife Annie in 1989, when the phrase 'English Wine' was an oxymoron. Their self-taught hard work and vision has been rewarded with a steady string of accolades from the first vintage onwards, a reputation that has been further bolstered since son Sam Lindo took over the reins as winemaker.

Cornwall Brut

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Seyval Blanc come together to form what is considered by many, including famed wine writer and critic Oz Clarke, as 'Britain's best value sparkler.' The grapes are fermented separately and spent twelve months in tank on the gross lees. They lots are then assembled and bottled where secondary fermentation carries out and the wine rests on the lees in bottle for an additional eighteen months. After disgorgement, 10 grams of dosage is added to counter the ripping acidity. The vineyards are planted on slate over sandstone. 2000 cases produced.

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Cornwall Pinot Noir Rose Brut

Pinot Noir is picked at optimum ripeness and ferments on its skins for four days in stainless steel to extract a touch of color. The wine is lightly filtered and malolactic fermentation is entirely blocked creating a very linear expression. The wine spends 18 months on the lees in bottle prior to disgorgement. Vines are planted on slate over sandstone.

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