English sparkling wine has had a fantastic year. With people discovering more and more about the gems that are on our doorsteps, staycations very much on the rise and with one of the finest years for winemaking in 2018 – it was the perfect storm. With grape harvesting in full swing, we have selected some excellent English sparkling wines to savour as we enjoy the last of the good weather.
Bolney Cuvée Rosé 2018
Bolney Wine Estate is a Sussex based family-run vineyard near Haywards Heath producing award-winning English wines. The beautiful estate is headed up by Sam Linter, who inherited her parents’ love and passion for making wine. It was Sam’s parents who started Bolney in 1972, making the estate one of the first English wine estates. We selected the Bolney Cuvée Rosé 2018 which is a delicious, elegant and delicate single vintage. A blush pink in colour, the wine is the perfect accompaniment to sit back and enjoy the September sun. The wine pairs perfectly with light bites, starters, cheese, fish and desserts with red berry flavours. Bolney Wine Estate also offers a series of tours and tastings for you to delve deeper into all things English wine.
Furnace Projects The Sparrow 2013 Reserve Sparkling Rosé Brut
Award-winning Wanderlust Wine, deliver sustainable organic, organically farmed and biodynamic wines from lesser-known producers. One sensational bottle is The Sparrow by Furnace Projects – Furance Projects centre all activity around the people, places and produce of Herefordshire. The Sparrow is a sparkling rosé that is elegant, clean and dry with a soft and creamy texture. The wine offers perfectly balanced flavours and aromas of citrus fruits, apple and a subtle dash of fennel and it finishes with and a long, round and refreshing mouthfeel.