Graft Wine Co Radio
Ep. 6 - Jacob Leadley, Black Chalk, Hampshire, England
We talk to Jacob Leadley, English winemaker extraordinaire, about how a casual conversation had round the family dinner table took him from winemaker at Hattingley Valley Wines, to co-founder of England's most exciting and innovative new wineries; Black Chalk.
Black Chalk is the personal project of award winning winemaker Jacob Leadley and his family. After 8 years making over 120 English Sparkling wines in Hampshire he has recently turned his attention to producing the critically acclaimed Black Chalk.
Sourcing fruit from top growers in Hampshire, Black Chalk is about quality without compromise, "it is a delight to be able to focus my time and energy creating wines that I feel really showcase what Hampshire can do so well, purity of fruit, depth, weight and balance."