We are very proud of the awards that our wines have won. It is always thrilling when people write nice things about our cuvées. That ranges from Platinum, Gold & Silver medals in Wine Competitions, to positive comment from Masters of Wine, Wine merchants & wine journalists, all the way to emails from people who have just enjoyed a bottle of our fizz in a restaurant and wanted to tell us about it.
But we don’t make wines in a particular style in order to win awards. We enter as a means of benchmarking ourselves, checking our quality and consistency from year to year. Sometimes, we also aim to challenge the consensus, for instance with our avant-garde Pinot Gris driven cuvée Inspiration, or our Saignée Rosé Expression and most recently our enticing Meunier Brut 2014.
Fox & Fox Mayfield Tradition Brut Blanc de Noirs 2014
Decanter World Wine Awards 2019: Awarded Platinum Medal | 97 points. Lovely creamy aromas balanced with aromatic strawberry notes. Great palate of fragrant stewed strawberries, red cherry & a hint of sour rhubarb. Long, profound length, with minerality adding to the complexity.
Reviews of Previous Vintages:
Decanter World Wine Awards 2017: Red apples and ripe lemons with bready and yeasty notes. The palate has a perfect marriage of acid with dosage | 90 points
Awarded Silver by IEWA 2017 panel
Anthony Rose MW: Pale coppery bronze, attractively fresh nose, with a hint of nuttiness, nicely intense, fresh, full bodied & flavoured fruit, with complexing nutty background notes and tangily crisp dry finish.
Glass of Bubbly Magazine (Issue 14): Small bubbles create a rich mousse that offers ripe apple and a subtle hint of peach on the first taste with a long refreshing finish. This wine is primarily Pinot Noir grown at the Lakestreet vineyard with a light touch of Pinot Meunier to add roundness and suppleness. The result is an elegant wine that is easy to enjoy.
Matthew Jukes, Daily Mail March 2018: With a creamy palate and smooth, honed fruit, the 2013 Mayfield Tradition Blanc de Noirs – made from pinot noir and pinot meunier – is lovely and harmonious.
Fox & Fox Mayfield Essence Brut Pure Chardonnay 2014
Awarded Gold by Tom Stevenson”s CSWWC 2018 Panel.
Awarded Silver by Decanter World Wine Awards 2018.
Awarded Silver by IWSC 2018
DWWA 2018 Tasting Note: Citrus nose with hints of sweet pastry and light autolysis. The palate is well put together and defined, with exemplary length, 90 points.
Fox & Fox Mayfield Meunier Brut 2014
Awarded Gold by IWSC 2018
Decanter 2018 Tasting Note: Very young and vibrant with a mineral steeliness on the nose and a tense palate. Finishes well with some grip too.
Fox & Fox Mayfield mosaic Brut 2014
Glass of Bubbly Magazine 2017 Gold Medal Winner
Vino Ljubljana 2018 60th Annual International Wine Competition Gold Medal Winner & National Champion
Fox & Fox Mayfield Inspiration Brut Blanc de Blancs 2013
Susie Barrie MW: This characterful Pinot Gris-based blanc de blancs is rich in colour, aroma and flavour. Intensely creamy but refreshingly dry with bread and spiced apple aromas full of energy and life |92 points (Decanter Magazine August 2017)
Awarded Gold by the UKWA 2017
Awarded Silver & Ranked Top 3 English Sparkling by IEWA 2017 panel
Awarded Silver in the Drinks Business 2017 Global Sparkling Wine Masters
Glass of Bubbly Magazine (Issue 14): This is a beautifully balanced wine, full of charm and refreshment. There’s a lovely honeyed citrus zest to the finish that makes the most of its enticing fruit flavours.
John Mobbs of Great British Wine: Golden tones, honeyed stone fruit & angular acidity. A brilliantly poised Pinot Gris based English Sparkling.
Fox & Fox Expression Saignée Brut Rosé 2013
Glass of Bubbly Magazine (Issue 14): Raspberries, red currants and a whisper of pink grapefruit, combine to make this an enthralling rosé, rich and refreshing. Pinot Noir characteristics take centre stage. Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and a dash of Pinot Gris add balance and zest.
Glass of Bubbly Awards 2017 Gold Medal Winner
Great British Wine describes Fox & Fox Expression Brut Saignée Rosé 2013 as “The Grown-up Rosé”
This gloriously coloured rosé was made in the saignée method with skin contact from the Pinot Noir.
What a nose! This aptly named wine is expressive with rich aromas of ripe red fruit in the form of cherry and strawberry.
The palate opens with crisp citrus and tangy red berries, but it’s not all about the fruit! Hints of candy apple and pastry add complexity and intrigue.
Packed full of character; a weighty hug with a pleasingly dry finish and return of those warming red fruit notes.
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Fox & Fox Mayfield Essence Brut Pure Chardonnay 2011:
Tom Stevenson, Champagne & Global Sparkling Wine Expert & Author: Extremely intense, almost a concentrate of blanc de blancs, with an essence of lime to the fruit. Very, very long. Astonishing | 97 points
Steven Skelton MW: Tight nose. Fantastic fruit on the palate. Great citrus, limes to the fore. Palate long with beautifully textured acidity | 97 points
Richard Hemming MW: Rich, soft and well balanced with a really lovely citrus flavour, a bit like grapefruit or melon. Very charming | 96 points
Justin Howard-Sneyd MW: Super-flavourful, saturated, very intense |95 points
Ranked Joint Top English Sparkling out of 92 reviewed in August 2016 Decanter Magazine
Ranked 2nd out of 8 Blanc de Blancs Prestige Champagnes & English Sparkling wines in the 67 Pall Mall: Judgement of London 2017
Matthew Jukes: Star wine 2016 Essence is a rich, powerful sparkler with the ability to age for a further four years
John Mobbs of Great British Wine: On the nose, this sparkling wine has a purity and honesty that just speaks Chardonnay from the first smell. Clean green apple and citrus and the slightest hint of brioche. To taste, the charisma continues with a direct and focussed tangy green apple bite. Supercharged zesty freshness and brilliant acidity, but it doesn’t dominate. Then a supple, silkier mid taste that seamlessly integrates with hints of sweeter suggestions of caramel or toffee apple. Simply delightful!
SORRY, THIS WINE IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE, YOU MIGHT LIKE TO TRY INSPIRATION BLANC DE BLANCS.