Fox & Fox Inspiration Brut Blanc de Gris 2014 – Wine of the Month January 2021

Congratulations to Fox & Fox of Mayfield, Sussex for winning a Gold Medal in The Global Pinot Grigio Masters 2020. It was included in the top 10 Pinot Grigios with The Drinks Business saying “Should you be curious to know what top-quality, traditional method, sparkling wine from Pinot Gris tastes like, then turn to England to find out, with this fantastic Fox & Fox fizz from Sussex. Using Pinot Gris planted in 2004, it’s a delicious drop, with flavours of apple pie, cream and hazelnuts, along with the hallmark cleansing citrusy freshness of fine English sparkling wine”. Well who knew that Pinot Grigio (which most people think of as simple quaffing wine from Italy) could produce wines like this, and in England too! Plus they have an excellent delivery service.

The wine spent 4.5 years on its lees, has 9.5 g/l of dosage, was disgorged in November 2019 and is made from 90% pinot gris with 10% chardonnay to lift the finish.