Inspiration is a unique blend, celebrating the delicious Pinot Gris variety, with a dash of ripe Chardonnay to make a beautifully balanced fizz full of small bubbles and enticing zesty fruit flavours.
Runner up in the Sparkling Winemaker of the Year competition at the prestigious Sommelier Wine Awards (only beaten by Taittinger!), Fox & Fox are a husband and wife boutique wine making team close to the ancient village of Mayfield in East Sussex, at the heart of the exploding English Sparkling Wine's most famous region.
Inspiration is particularly well paired with seafood and Asian inspired dishes, the subtle notes of ginger and citrus bringing out the full flavours of those foods. It is also delightful when drunk as an aperitif.
This vintage won a Gold Medal at the IEWA 2019.
Inspiration was the first ever varietal Pinot Gris sparkling wine produced and released in the UK. It has won Gold & Silvers from the UK Wine Awards, IEWA & Drinks Business Global Sparkling Masters in 2017.
Winemaking: Traditional Method | Steel tank & Bottle Fermentation | No filtration
Cépage: Mainly Pinot Gris with some Chardonnay
Single vineyard: Lakestreet Vineyard
Clones: Dijon/Burgundy clones selected for flavour
Soil: Clay over sandstone with ironstone shale beds
Aspect: South-south West | Slope 20%
Microclimate: Steeply sloping towards woodland, very sheltered, light convection breezes keep the air moving on warm days.
Judges’ Comments from IEWA 2019: “Lovely apple crumbley nose and, leesy notes. Fab gentle mouth feel, richness, and acidity. Balanced finish”; “Utterly delicious all round. Lovely depth of flavour, and refined yumminess”; “Great quality and intensity on the nose with classic champagne and structured palate”; “Love it. This is my kind of wine. All finesse”; “Great quality and intensity on the nose with classic champagne and structured palate”