Sushi and Sashimi
This family-owned vineyard consists of 9.5 hectares on sunny south-facing slopes overlooking the South Downs in West Sussex.It's run by former barrister Wendy Outhwaite and her husband Charles - who, apparently, has gone one step further to ensure he never runs out. At school, he brewed beer in his waste paper bin. He was never caught due to his study mate’s enthusiasm for cooking sausages using the live wires from the electrical socket (not recommended). Their Ambriel wines tastes far better than Charles’s beer, thankfully. The vineyard was planted in 2008 and is on free-draining greensand: The underlying rock stores heat from the sun and reflects it to help ripen the grapes. Their vines are the classic varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) and the clones are Burgundian, selected for quality rather than quantity - and they only use their own grapes which is rather unusual.
What to drink with... Sushi & Sashimi.
There are many different flavours in the generic sushi and sashimi title. For good all rounders throughout the meal, head towards Champagne or sparkling wine or a dry rosé, e.g. Domaine de la Croix Eloge Rosé, or Plot 22 Rosado or combine the two with our delicious Herbert Hall Sparkling Rosé. With sashimi, think clean and fresh for the food and the drink: dry wines, not too aromatic, which will complement the delicate fish, Grüner Veltliner, Verdicchio, Pinot Grigio. Sushi on the other hand includes rice and has a certain sweetness; complement this with a Riesling, Torrontés or a Sherry.