John tastes through four delicious sparkling wines and two textural 2021 still wines in his October round-up.
Stephen visits The Grange in Hampshire for the launch of their new winery in time for harvest 2022.
This month, John’s focussed on 2021 vintage English wines, with a delectable trio of white blends, as well as four textural still releases.
LATEST SPARKLING WINE REVIEWS
Crunchy green apple, citrus zest with light creamy waves and a touch of creamy lemon posset.
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.
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.