Fox & Fox Inspiration Brut Blanc de Gris 2014

£42.00 inc. VAT & duty

Inspiration is a unique blend, celebrating our delicious Pinot Gris, with a dash of ripe Chardonnay to make a beautifully balanced fizz full of small bubbles and enticing zesty fruit flavours.

The IEWA Gold Medal 2019 Awarded to Fox & Fox Inspiration 2014 and Meunier 2014
Drinks Business Global Pinot Grigio Masters 2020 Awarded to Inspiration 2014
SKU: 2014008 Categories: , ,

Tasting Notes

Judges’ Comments from IEWA 2019: “Lovely apple crumbley nose and, leesy notes. Fab gentle mouth feel, richness, and acidity. Balanced finish”; “Utterly delicious all round. Lovely depth of flavour, and refined yumminess”; “Great quality and intensity on the nose with classic champagne and structured palate”; “Love it. This is my kind of wine. All finesse”; “Great quality and intensity on the nose with classic champagne and structured palate”


Inspiration is particularly well paired with seafood and Asian inspired dishes, the subtle notes of ginger and citrus bringing out the full flavours of those foods. It is also delightful when drunk as an aperitif.

This vintage, Inspiration 2014, won a Gold Medal at the IEWA 2019.

Inspiration Brut Blanc de Blancs 2013 was the first ever varietal Pinot Gris sparkling wine produced and released in the UK. It has won Gold & Silvers from the UK Wine Awards, IEWA & Drinks Business Global Sparkling Masters in 2017.

Technical Information

Inspiration is our unique English sparkling wine, the only Pinot Gris varietal fizz made in the UK. It celebrates the wonderful, rich ripe Pinot Gris that we grow in our Lakestreet Vineyard. There is a small addition of Chardonnay too from the parcel immediately beside the Pinot Gris, just to lift the finish.

This is an especially delicious wine, subtly flavoured with the honeyed purity of the Pinot Gris with very gentle undertones of spiciness and a whisper of ginger on the finish.

Inspiration is a good example of the top quality innovative wines that are being made by the creative team at Fox & Fox, at their two vineyards at Mayfield in East Sussex.

Vintage: 2014
Winemaking: Traditional Method | Steel tank & Bottle Fermentation | No filtration
Cépage: Mainly Pinot Gris with some Chardonnay
Single vineyard: Lakestreet Vineyard
Time on lees: 4.5 years
Disgorged: November 2019
Dosage: 9.5g/L
Clones: Dijon/Burgundy clones selected for flavour
Soil: Clay over sandstone with ironstone shale beds
Aspect: South-south West | Slope 20%
Microclimate: Steeply sloping towards woodland, very sheltered, light convection breezes keep the air moving on warm days.
Elevation: 84.22m
Awards: Gold, IEWA 2019


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Delivery & Returns

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

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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.

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.

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