Fox & Fox Produces Own-Label English Sparkling Wine for Paxton & Whitfield
8th September 2021
East Sussex’s award-winning, boutique vineyard Fox & Fox has produced a special own-label English Sparkling Wine for Royal Warrant holders Paxton & Whitfield – the first English wine to be launched by the 200-year-old British cheesemonger.
The English Sparkling Wine (£35.00/75cl) is available online from www.paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk and from its three stores in Jermyn Street, London, Cale Street, London and Bath.
Produced from a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes grown in Fox & Fox’s vineyard in Mayfield, East Sussex, the 2015 Brut English sparkling has been released in response to “a growing demand for a first-class English Sparkling Wine to pair with the Paxton & Whitfield’s range of exceptional artisan cheeses”.
Commenting on the partnership with Paxton and Whitfield, Jonica Fox, co-founder of Fox & Fox, said: “As a boutique wine producer dedicated to quality over quantity, it is a true privileged to be working with Paxton & Whitfield who put as much consideration and care into sourcing and maturing their remarkable cheeses as we do growing our grapes. We hope that cheese lovers across the UK will enjoy the unique blend, and more importantly, will be able to appreciate a multitude of English wine and cheese pairings.”
“We are delighted to be working with the boutique English grower and award-winning producer Fox & Fox to bottle, for the first time ever, our very own, English sparkling wine,” said Suzanne Kennerley, Buying Manager at Paxton & Whitfield – the company which gained their first Royal Warrant to Queen Victoria in 1850 and today holds Royal Warrants of Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales.
“Our cheesemongers have selected this traditional method, sparkling wine for its versatile pairing with artisan cheese. It is a delightful ‘anytime’ English fizz. Light and effervescent, this wine has notes of gentle hawthorn, citrus, white peach, and freshly baked bread.”
Officially launched in stores and online at paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk for September 2021, the wine pairs well with a wide range of artisan cheese. Paxton particularly recommends it paired with the award-winning Golden Cross goats’ milk cheese, which is also produced in East Sussex. The acidity of both the wine and cheese are perfectly in balance, while the bubbles cut through the dense fudge-like texture of the cheese.
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