Ambriel is run by former barrister and QC Wendy Outhwaite, and her husband Charles. The Redfold vineyard is nestled on sunny south-facing slopes overlooking the South Downs in West Sussex, where their flock of sheep, goats and geese graze between the vines throughout the winter months. They work with classic Champagne varieties and specific Burgundian clones, planted on free-draining green sandstone soils. All their wines are produced exclusively with estate-grown fruit. Wendy and Charles describe their wines as “unapologetically English”, with lower alcohol than many other traditional-method sparkling wines and an inherent freshness, both balanced by extended time on lees and cork, and later harvest dates.