The new Leslie’s Reserve Collection features some old favorites and two brand new wines, which we hope you will be as excited about as we are!
Fergus Elias, Head Winemaker at Balfour Winery, said of the collection:
“Our Leslie’s collection is a wonderful range of sparkling wines which each carry their own unique style, from the gastronomic opulence of the Gold to the delicate playful Rose these wines each have their own distinct identity and are made with that in mind”
The collection will include:
Leslie’s Reserve Brut, NV
A classic traditional method sparkling wine and one which epitomizes what makes sparkling English wine so special; elegant purity, a linear focus and fresh acidity. Predominantly Chardonnay, with citrus, green apple and brioche flavors to the fore. The wine’s distinctive aromatic and spicy character is in created with the addition of a small percentage of Pinot Gris to the blend.
Leslie’s Reserve Gold, NV
Rich and ripe with black and red fruits not often seen in traditional method sparkling wines. The fruit flavors combine wonderfully with an underlying creamy finish and a touch of sweetness that work in harmony with fresh English acidity to produce a wine of beautiful poise and balance. A style that works as an excellent aperitif, but also with huge gastronomic potential
Leslie’s Reserve Rosé
A wonderfully delicate, playful sparkling rose, a nose of redcurrants and roses with a palate which is delicate and full of nuance. A pale apricot pink with a palate of strawberries raspberries and a delicious soft acidity. This wine screams aperitif though also matches wonderfully with seafood, think shellfish; oysters scallops and the like.
Leslie’s Reserve Red, NV
This traditional method sparkling red is a real treat for the more adventurous wine lover. It is predominately produced from Pinot Noir and expresses clean varietal fruit characters, with delightful aromas of strawberries, raspberries and cherries.