Fox & Fox – Award Winning English Sparkling Wine
16th April 2020
This winery has produced some extraordinary sparkling wines, but you don’t have to take my word for it, Fox & Fox have won Gold Medals and even taken home a Trophy 3 years running for 3 different sparkling wines, their wines continue to impress judges at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards and people all over Great Britain.
Fox & Fox
The Fox & Fox winery started planting vines in 2004, just 1 year after Jonica & Gerard Fox decided they wanted to make sparkling wine. They first started producing their own sparkling wine in 2009 and in 2010 they had to expand to a larger vineyard, they currently have 30 acres, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they end up needing to upsize again.
Within Fox & Fox’s two vineyards, they grow Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
Here’s a Foxy Fact for you: Not all Champagne or Sparkling Wines are vegetarian, some wineries will filter their sparkling wines through isinglass, which is a fish bladder, but you’ll be happy to know that every bottle of Fox & Fox is 100% Vegetarian and Vegan and all their wines are registered with The Vegan Society.
Fox & Fox also do something pretty amazing, it might not interest all of you, but each year they put out a harvest report detailing the weather, conditions of their vines during these times and when they harvest, if you have one of their vintages and want to check what the grapes went through before ending up in your glass, just click here.
It’s always an amazing experience when you can taste a bottle of Champagne or Sparkling Wine at the vineyard/winery it came from, luckily Fox & Fox offer bespoke wine tastings, either hosted by Jonica or Gerard, the minimum requirement is 6 people and the max being 10, so it’s perfect for any group of friends or even a birthday party, if you would like to find out more, just click here.
In a recent article, an Interview with Jonica Fox from Fox & Fox to celebrate International Women’s Day, she was asked ‘Where’s the most memorable place you’ve enjoyed a Glass of Bubbly?’ her response was this – ‘Standing with Gerard in our vineyard, the night before harvest, watching the hawks soar and the sunset, drinking a wine made from grapes picked 5 years before from the rows around us.’
There’s always a story behind a bottle of bubbly and the people who made it, sometimes it’s nice to know.
A Collection of Fox & Fox Sparkling Wines
Fox & Fox Midnight Dark Dry Rosé Brut 2011
Aroma – “Red fruit aromas with lovely spices in the background.”
Taste – “Dark cherries, red rose petals and redcurrant.”
The Fox & Fox Midnight 2011 won a Trophy in the Gastronomic Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2019.
Fox & Fox Inspiration 2013
Aroma – “Caramel, golden fruits, honey and oysters on the aroma.”
Taste – “Green fruits, gooseberries, zesty and honey flavours.”
The Fox & Fox Inspiration won a Silver Medal in the Classic & Elegant Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2019.
Fox & Fox Tradition 2014
Aroma – “Fruits on the nose, apples and citrus, cinnamon.”
Taste – “Yellow stone fruits in flavour.”
The Fox & Fox Tradition 2014 won a Trophy in the Fireworks Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2018.
Fox & Fox Mosaic Brut 2014
Aroma – “Apple-blossom.”
Taste – “Ripe roasted apples on the palate.”
The Fox & Fox Mosaic 2014 won a Gold Medal in the Vintage Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2017.
Fox & Fox Mosaic Rosé 2014
Aroma – “Red berry fruits with a touch of cream on the aroma.”
Taste – “English garden summer fruits with red berries, gooseberry and blackcurrant.”
The Fox & Fox Mosaic Rosé 2014 won a Gold Medal in the Winter Warmer Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2018.
Fox & Fox Essence 2014
Aroma – “Fresh and fruity.”
Taste – “Green apples, lime zest, floral and more in flavours.”
The Fox & Fox Essence 2014 won a Bronze Medal in the Zesty & Zingy Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2019.
Fox & Fox Expression Saignée Rosé 2013
Tasting Notes – “This sparkling rosé has a distinctive character with aromas of raspberries, redcurrants and a hint of Seville orange.”
The Fox & Fox Expression Saignée Rosé 2013 won a Trophy in the Love or Hate Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2017.
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