Albury Organic Vineyard lies on the southern slopes of the North Downs in the beautiful Surrey Hills, just outside Guildford. The vines are the traditional Champagne varietals of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier from which the expert winemakers produce premium quality sparkling and Rosé wines.
The vineyard's SILENT POOL ROSÉ was praised by the Daily Telegraph's Victoria Moore: "Crisp early season strawberries and cherries. So delicious," she wrote. (Silent Pool was served on the royal barge Gloriana during the 2012 diamond jubilee celebrations!)
New ALBURY ESTATE SPARKLING wines are being produced using the same methods as Champagne, with secondary fermentation taking place in the bottle over at least two years to give the wine its sparkle and distinctive character.
And now there's MONTY'S PET NAT, the UK's first Petillant Naturel. Monty Waldin, an expert in biodynamic wines, teamed up with Albury Organic Vineyard to produce this natural fresh sparkling wine with a cloudy sediment which adds to its character. It has a ripe pear, zesty and citrus nose, and is dry on the palate with notes of fresh lemons and a hint of mandarin in the finish.
Silent Pool, after which the still rosé wine is named, is a lake next to the vineyard. Natural filtration leaves the waters crystal clear with a lovely blue-green colour. A beautiful young maiden drowned there, escaping the clutches of King John, and now haunts the Silent Pool ... according to local legend.