Fox & Fox Essence Brut Pure Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs 2015

£45.00 inc. VAT & duty

Wine writers and Masters of Wine are giving this new vintage of our classic Essence Pure Chardonnay a real thumbs up.“Classy”, “ A thing of beauty”, “Lovely fragrance, freshness and a real sense of pristine fruit”.

Essence is our pure un-oaked Chardonnay; it has become a bit of a cult wine with the critics and a sought after wine by our Private List members.

This wine has a strong following and demand is high; we will only ever produce it in small quantities.

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IEWA Gold Medal 2020 awarded to Essence 2015
SKU: 2015002 Category:

Safe Delivery

To keep you safe our couriers will:

  1. ring your doorbell (or knock) and then step well back
  2. wait for you to answer (from a window is fine)
  3. ask your name so they can complete the paperwork
  4. leave the parcel for you
  5. leave your premises

You will not need to sign or touch a screen.

If you have a safe place to deliver to please let us know. Use the message box when ordering.

Most orders go out the same day and are delivered within 48 hours.

Tasting Notes

“Lovely nose- very ripe fruit, really zippy. Lots going on. Different. Layered and highly enjoyable.” and “Has this bright but aged quality – nutty, savoury, balanced and complex. Bravo.”


Essence is a wine that drinks well on its own as an apéritif. This wine is ready to enjoy now but it has real potential to keep it cellared too.

This wine has a strong following and demand is high; we will only ever produce small quantities of this wine.

Technical Information

Essence is our essay in Chardonnay. Ripe fruit makes a generous and rewarding sparkling wine, vintage variation compared with the 2014 suggests a little more focus and precision but with the same ripe apple and refreshing citrus notes with a nice long finish.

Pedigree: Our first Essence vintage in 2011 was awarded 96/97 points (Decanter tasting). We didn’t pick any fruit in 2012 to maintain quality. The next vintage of Essence was 2014 (Gold medal: Champagne and Sparkling Wines of the World, plus Best in Class).

Vintage: 2015

Winemaking: Traditional Method, Steel tank & Bottle Fermentation, No Malo. No filtration.

Cépage: 100% Chardonnay

Time on lees: 4 years

Disgorged: January 2020

Dosage: 11.5 g/L

Clones: Dijon / Burgundy clones selected for flavour with Champagne clones for structure and balance

Soils: Clay loam and greensand over sandstone with ironstone shale beds

Aspects: South East to South-south West. Slope 3% to 22%, mostly between 5% and 10%

Elevation: 72.60m to 87.97m

Awards: Gold – Independent English Wine Awards 2020


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Delivery & Returns

Prices and Delivery

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Most orders go out the same day and are delivered within 48 hours.

Delivery to some rural areas of Scotland may not be possible by courier. If this is the case we will quote you alternatives if they are available to us.

Delivery charges to European Union (EU) or European Free Trade Area (EFTA) countries will be quoted to you in advance of your purchase and will be dependent upon your location.

Wines are offered subject to availability. We reserve the right to alter prices.

The prices payable for goods that you order are as advised by email prior to your purchase. All prices are in UK Sterling and are inclusive of Value Added Tax or Agricultural Flat Rate as appropriate and unless otherwise specified.

Delivery of goods to you

We prefer to arrange delivery on a Tuesday to Friday basis so that our wine does not sit in hot warehouses over the weekend.  Where possible we will try to accommodate your preference for delivery date. Delivery on Saturdays is available at an extra cost. Saturday delivery costs will be quoted to you prior to purchase if required.  Generally wine will be dispatched within three days of our receiving your payment in full. You will be notified by email from the Courier that your wine is on the way.

We will deliver the goods ordered by you to the address you give us for delivery at the time you make your order. To expedite delivery we will ask you for a contact phone number at the delivery address, the full postal address including postcode and a contact email address for the recipient of the goods.

Please note that at those times of the year when high volumes of orders are being placed, e.g. Christmas, Easter etc., we cannot always guarantee delivery within the usual timeframe as we are dependant on the courier.

Our courier will normally deliver between 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. If you are not at the delivery address at the time the Courier calls, the Courier will only leave wine in a safe place if you have given us specific instructions to do so prior to despatch.

You will become the owner of the goods you have ordered when we have received payment in full for the goods and they have been delivered to you. Once goods have been delivered to you they will be held at your own risk and we will not be liable for their loss, damage or destruction.

Returns Policy

If you are unhappy with the quality of any of our wines please return them, with proof of purchase to the company from whom you purchased them.

All goods must be returned in their original condition and wrapping, therefore please take care when unpacking goods and repacking.

Once you have notified us that you are cancelling your contract, any sum paid to by bank transfer will be re-credited to your account as soon as possible and in any event within 30 days of your order PROVIDED THAT the goods in question are returned by you and received by us in the condition they were in when delivered to you. If you do not return the goods delivered to you or do not pay the costs of delivery, we shall be entitled to deduct the direct costs of recovering the goods from the amount to be re-credited to you.

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