Danbury Ridge Octagon Block Chardonnay

Ambitious premium English Chardonnay.

This is the new Danbury Ridge estate's premium Chardonnay from their single twelve acre 'Octagon block' planted in 2014. Intense, complex and built to age in the model of the best Chardonnays of the world.

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More Information
Wine TypeWhite wine
ClosureNatural Cork
Alc. Vol14
CountryUnited Kingdom
Grape VarietalChardonnay
Food PairingsAged Chees, Cured Meats, Goat's Cheese, Camembert
Oak Length10 Months
Oak TypeFrench Oak

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Danbury Ridge Estate

Danbury Ridge Estate

Danbury Ridge was founded by two generations of the Bunker family: Michael and Heather Bunker and, their daughters Janine and Sophie. The first vines were planted in 2014 with a focus on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varieties which would take advantage of the micro climate in Essex. 

In 2020, the family took the decision to remove herbicide use across thier vineyards and now use mechanical weeding in the growing season and a local flock of 25 sheep over the winter. The sheep graze the vineyards keeping the grass short and removing weeds without compacting the earth or harming the vines. To balance soil nutrients and provide the vines with everything they need, they compost all grape marc post-harvest and utilise it across our estate vineyard.

The winery is also designed to be energy effient with solar panels on the side of the building and reusing any waste water. 'Reduce, Reuse and Recycle" is the ethos for this family run winery.