North London isn’t especially known for its wines but Forty Hall Vineyard is changing that perception. Forty Hall is a new social enterprise managed by award-winning wine maker Will Davenport and some local volunteers on 10 acres of organic vineyards in Enfield. Established in 2009, they produce still and sparkling wines farmed using biodynamic practices and are the first vineyard of this scale in London since the middle ages. The project has also been engaged with improving the health and wellbeing of the local community through ecotherapy.
The London Sparkling Brut is made with the traditional méthode champenoise from organically grown Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grapes from their vineyard. It is delicate and light with hints of lemon and ripe apples with a depth highlighting London’s unique terroir.
London Sparkling Brut, 2015
Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay