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Digby Fine English




This has quickly become one of the most lauded sparkling wines from England since launching in the summer of 2016. This fizz is in its element at home on a Tuesday evening or a party celebrating one of life’s big moments. This was conceived as a ‘little brother’ for the flagship Reserve Vintage. Founded upon some of the house’s most expressive Pinot Noir base wines, the Digby Brut NV gains a vitality and mellow richness from the addition of more mature Chardonnay reserve wines. The blend is balanced with a generous dash of Pinot Meunier to bring a bright and cheerful tone. The majority of this wine is from the exceptional 2018 vintage, blended with 20% reserve wines from the Digby cellar. The current release was disgorged in August 2023.

An assemblage of chalky and sandstone sites make up this very ‘English’ bottling. Stainless steel is the primary fermentation and aging vessel here, promoting vibrancy, though 6% of the final blend spent nine months in neutral French barrique. Malolactic fermentation was fully carried out. The current vintage wine (2018) was then blended with 20% reserve wine that has been aging in tank. The wine was bottled with a coarse filtration and fining and then hit with the liqueur de tirage, spending a little over three years on lees aging and gaining complexity. The wines were disgorged to order and given an 8 gram dosage before aging for an additional six months on cork prior to release.


  • Grapes: 40% Pinot Noir - 35% Chardonnay - 25% Pinot Meunier
  • Vineyard: Four sites throughout the North & South Downs: Primarily Dorset & Kent with supporting sites in Sussex & Hampshire
  • Vine Age: Varied: Average 13-years-old
  • Soil Type: Varied: Predominantly chalk & clay with a smattering of greensand
  • Viticulture: Sustainable & conventional
  • Fermentation: Inoculated – 94% stainless-steel & 6% second use French barrique
  • Skin Contact: None
  • Aging: Primary: 9 months in stainless-steel (94%) & second passage French barrique (6%)Secondary: 38 months in bottle
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Residual Sugar: 8 g/L
  • pH: 3.3
  • Total Acidity: 9.5 g/L
  • Total SO2: 82 ppm
  • Total Production: 2,500 cases
  • UPC: 5060463800048

Tasting Note

Pale gold. This wine is toasty, spicy and shows complex aromas of Rainier cherries and lemon verbena. The palate supports the complex aromas with the addition of a honeyed almond and not quite baked apple pie flavors. Very fine and elegant with an incredible amount of finesse and charm.

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