Elderflower Pure Sparkling Wine
CASE SIZE OF 6 x 75CL BOTTLES
"Delicate bubbles refreshing your palate, light and aromatic elderflower on the nose, well-balanced acidity ; a perfect taste of summer and best served straight out the ice bucket." - Lucy, Wine Buyer
Dry, fruity and floral. A generous nose that opens to a fresh and crisp aroma is followed by a light, refreshing taste, underpinned by soft tannins that aid the lingering delight. This wine works well on its own or paired with canapes, nuts, olives, oysters, salmon or hard cheeses.
A British sparkling wine made in the traditional style with fermented elderflowers as opposed to grapes! Our original experiment showed that when it comes to sparkling wines, grapes aren’t always best. Introducing Renegade & Longton’s elderflower sparkling wine, made especially for all of you elderflower connoisseurs. This sparkling wine is made in East Sussex and is fresh and floral. It is the perfect fun drink for a celebration or just as a glass of bubbly after a hard days work. It works well on its own or paired with canapes and nibbles, fish and hard cheeses
Harvesting of the flowers is by hand. The florets are separated from the stalks. They are then further processed, by methods contained in our patent application and trade secrets, and rendered stable for use in wine making.
Primary fermentation. A sweetened aqueous suspension of the elderflowers, with correction of acidity and careful control of the time and temperature. Racking, fining, filtration, stabilisation stages form a bright, clear base wine.
Secondary in-bottle fermentation. Additional sugar and active yeast are then carefully added and immediately bottled. The in-bottle fermentation gives the bubbles and a little more alcohol. It lasts 1-3 months, followed by riddling and disgorging, to separate out the yeast, and a final balancing addition. Longer times on the lees are avoided as this reduces the essential fresh floral nature of the wine.
Store in a cool dry place
Renegade & Longton’s aim is to revolutionise people's perception of sparkling wine! A few years ago, Brendan and his brother used a family recipe to make a batch of sparkling elderflower wine at home. This was extremely popular. Inspired by this success, Brendan, with the help of our chief winemaker, Richard, spent several years perfecting their first commercial non-grape based sparkling wine. Today we are a small, British, craft wine business, with our first 20,000 bottles having just come out of production.Find out more