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Bethnal Bubbles Dry Hopped English Sparkling Wine 2017
Bethnal Bubbles is unlike anything we’ve ever encountered before. Created in London, it’s an experimental Pét-Nat sparkling wine made with Seyval Blanc grapes harvested in Herefordshire, which has been gently hopped with American Mosaic and Citra hops that are very popular in India Pale Ale – simply mind-blowing stuff. Is it a sparkling wine? Is it a craft beer? Who cares when it tastes this good.
Bottled before the fermentation has finished, bubbles build up inside the wine and are trapped by the crown cap. Bottled without filtration or fining, so it’s vegan-friendly and cloudy. If you leave the bottle to stand so the sediment sinks to the bottom and pour it very carefully, you’ll get a wonderfully crisp fresh experience. Swirl the bottle around and let the sediment mix through and your wine will be richer, creamier and super food friendly. But either way, expect lemon, elderflower and grass flavours from the Seyval Blanc and passion fruit and grapefruit from the hops. Bethnal Bubbles is the perfect gift for the adventurous craft ale drinker, natural wine fan or sparkling wine lover, and a great accompaniment to garden parties, crunchy salads and barbeques. It’s also a great one to take to a wine tasting to thoroughly confuse the other attendees.
Pét-Nat (short for pétillant naturel) is the new big thing. It’s been a slow burner as ‘méthode ancestrale’ – to give it its technical name – has been around for some five centuries. But over the last couple of years it has blown up. Its cult following has developed out of desire for something more real and honest, that’s made using less technology and fiddling. Renegade London Wine are fine champions for this renegade wine style. After visiting vineyards and urban wineries across the globe, Warwick Smith and award-winning Kiwi winemaker Josh Hammond were inspired to launch the capital’s second winery. Their top-quality fruit is sourced from small growers around Europe, and are shipped over here in refrigerated trucks before being lovingly pressed by hand and foot beneath the train tracks in Bethnal Green.
£3.33 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2822603
Style No.: 706615
Grapes: Seyval Blanc
Closure: Crown Cap
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.5%