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Best of English Wine for Summer Time

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Best of English Wine for Summer Time

Chapel Down - Kit's Coty Vineyard

With the UK wine industry on the rise we're taking a moment to raise a glass to our local winemakers and share our top English wine picks for the summer, carefully selected by our brilliant in-house wine expert Vivienne Franks.


White

Simpsons Estate Chardonnay 2018
Waitrose £14.99

This crisp, fresh lime and grapefruit flavoured Chardonnay from the North Downs of Kent is an ideal refreshing style of wine for the summer.


Camel Valley Bacchus 2020

Waitrose £14.99

A perfect alternative to a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, this Bacchus grape from Cornwall has mouthwatering gooseberry flavours and a tangy crisp finish.


Rosé

Chapel Down English Rosé
Waitrose £12.99

What is summer without rosé? This dry style Pinot Noir wine from Tenterden in Kent is full of strawberry and juicy cherry flavours, just perfect!


Red

Bolney Estate Pinot Noir 2019
Majestic £22.99

Fancy lunch at a vineyard? The West Sussex Estate is the perfect place to taste this strawberry and plummy wine with notes of coffee and leather.


Sparkling

Balfour 1503 Rosé Oast House Cuvée NV
Marks & Spencer £35.00

From the stunning Hush Heath Estate in Staplehurst, Kent, a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier, this sparkling wine has a gorgeous fresh strawberry and rhubarb characters with a hint of pink grapefruit.


Ridgeview Estate Bloomsbury NV
www.ridgeview.co.uk £30.00

Based in Ditchling in Sussex, this Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier blend has a delicious fresh nectarine and peach taste, and is a wonderful summer sparkling wine.


Nyetimber Cuvée Cherie Demi-Sec NV
Lea and Sandeman £35.99

This sparkling wine from West Sussex is a slightly sweeter style 100% Chardonnay with delicious lemon, honey and almond notes, perfect served with dessert.

Author: Vivienne Franks

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