Breaky Bottom: an impressive English fizz

OK, we all know how good the famous names of English sparkling wine are: the likes of Nyetimber, Ridgeview and Camel Valley.
Well here’s another, less well known name, making some serious sparkling wine: Breaky Bottom. This is the first wine of theirs I have tried, even though they are old timers on the English scene, established in 1974. It’s really good. And it shows that Seyval Blanc can make top quality fizz.

Breaky Bottom Cuvee John Inglis Hall 2006 English Sparkling Wine
12% alcohol. From free-draining chalk/loam soils in Sussex; 100% Seyval Blanc. Tight and fresh with some toastiness. Very clean fruity flavours with lovely freshness and nice toasty complexity. Sophisticated stuff. 91/100 (£22.99 Waitrose)

5 comments to Breaky Bottom: an impressive English fizz

  • Martin Jones

    “OK, we all know how good the famous names of English sparkling wine are: the likes of Nyetimber, Ridgeview and Camel Valley.”

    They didn’t do very well in your ‘blind’ champagne tasting on 02 January 2011, Jamie

    http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/videos/video-the-second-mega-champagne-blind-tasting

  • Love the name…nudge, nudge, wink, wink!

  • Hi Jamie

    Thank you for your nice comments about Breaky Bottom.

    Waitrose are selling BB at £20.99, unless the price has gone up in the last 24 hours or so!

    Glad you like it!

    Peter – Winemaker to BB

  • david burgess

    A hugely impressive wine and very good value…
    knocks the pants of many more expensive French Champagnes !
    DB [ Brighton uk ]

  • Ben Smith

    I’m a huge fan of Breaky Bottom, it has the toastiness of Champagne but is much fresher on the palate. There is a great balance between the fruit flavour and acidity. In other words if you’re looking for a really good bottle of and support a English winemaker at the same time this is the one.

    I congratulate Breaky Bottom on making a great wine and showing the quality of English winemaking. My wife was also very pleased when I bought this home.

    Ben

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