This month’s round-up include some highlights from English Rosé week as well as a selection of new still wine releases.
John takes his annual look at the IEWA 2022 Gold Medal winners, including overall winners The Wharie Project and Bride Valley.
John catches with winemaker Ben Witchell of Flint Vineyard in Norfolk for a thorough taste of Ben’s 2021 vintage.
LATEST SPARKLING WINE REVIEWS
So beautifully textured, ushered in by a soft, supple mousse and wild purity.
A light off-dry sweetness that adds body and a light generosity compared to the sometimes bracing dryness of most Pét-Nat wines.
Peach, sweet red apple, orange skin and crisp almond pastry, as well as the fragrance of beautiful Burgundian oak.
LATEST STILL WINE REVIEWS
Understated and elegant: there’s a bright nose of red apple and citrus zest, with a mineral, struck match note.
A fusion of green apple, poached pear and peachy notes with an underlying bitter orange complexity.
An understated white peach, crisp green apple, tingling citrus and mineral finish.