John returns to Simpsons Wine Estate in Kent for a preview of the Estate’s first wines.
A look at some of the newest English wines that I’ve discovered throughout January.
A look at Blanc de Noirs, one of the most distinctive and expressive styles of English Sparkling Wine.
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WINE OF THE MONTH
This is a rosé that doesn’t sit back and rest on its laurels. The vibrancy of the acidity leaps across your tongue with grace and vigour, before a burst of red berry flavours takes centre stage.
The bubbles appeared surprisingly restrained in the glass, but persistent enough with a soft and supple mousse. What impressed me most about this wine is the long, drawn out finish. Hints of citrus zest, red currant and raspberry linger.
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January 2018 Wine of the Month: A wonderfully fresh rosé for the new year.
A really well-balanced Seyval / Pinot blend from Dalwood Vineyard in Devon.
This is something so very special, and it must be tasted to be believed.
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A vibrant a zingy special edition Bacchus with art from Newlyn School of Art.
A fuller English red wine, with spicy blackcurrant and red fruit character.
The best Pinot Noir from Hush Heath yet? Beautiful red fruit and new found depth.