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Bol­ney Wine Es­tate Fox­hole Vine­yard Pinot Gris 2016

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‘A de­light­ful ex­am­ple of Pinot Gris; pure, ex­pres­sive and fra­grant with notes of hon­ey­suckle and spiced pear’

The story of Bol­ney Wine Es­tate be­gan in 1972, when pioneers Janet and Rod­ney Pratt planted three acres of vines in ru­ral West Sus­sex, cre­at­ing the sixth com­mer­cial vine­yard in the UK. It has since ex­panded to 39 acres and now boasts a state-of-the-art win­ery. Blessed with a per­fect mi­cro­cli­mate and sand­stone soils, its grapes are all hand-picked. Sam Lin­ter, daugh­ter of the founders, took over in the 1990s and, to­day, three gen­er­a­tions of the fam­ily are in­volved. Bol­ney Wine Es­tate pro­duces white, red, rosé and sparkling wines. This is one of its most pop­u­lar and 2017 will be the third year run­ning that it’s the only English wine to be served in the boxes at Wim­ble­don. £18.99, www.bol­ney­wi­neestate.com

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