English wine producer Hush Heath has expanded its range with the release of an extra dry, non-vintage cuvÃ©e, â€˜Leslieâ€™s Reserveâ€™. Made using the classic three Champagne grapes (55% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 5% Meunier) and aged for 15 months on its lees, the dosage was 19 grams of sugar; a higher than usual dose, as the estate explained, â€œto balance out the wineâ€™s natural acidity, softening its structure, and enhancing fruit character to ensure Leslieâ€™s Reserve is easy and approachable for consumers inexperienced with English wine.â€ With a production of 40,000 bottles, its output is higher than the flagship â€˜Balfour Brut RosÃ©â€™. It also has a â€œmore accessibleâ€ price and it is hoped it can become a regular fixture with independent merchants and become a â€˜by-the-glassâ€™ option in on-trade accounts. Richard Balfour-Lynn of Hush Heath explained: â€œLeslieâ€™s Reserve was created to fill a gap for high quality, soft, fruity, and approachable English sparkling wine at an accessible price point. We wanted to introduce a wine that serves as a typically English, elegant introduction to consumers switching from Prosecco or Champagneâ€.