This has got to be one of the English wine surprises of the year. It’s a true 100% English grown Gamay red wine made by Kentish wine pioneers, Biddenden, well-known for their aromatic whites. And it’s absolutely delicious and engrossing.
The colour alone suggests depth and intrigue with its vibrant magenta and purple notes. And then the nose. Oh, what a nose! There’s crushed red cherries, hints of blackcurrant, spice and then a big waft of red rose petal and damson.
The palate is both youthful and plush, and undoubtedly serves best a little chilled. Upfront, it’s all about the intense red cherry and wild raspberry flavours, with a lick of black berry fruits and a reassuring savoury depth.
Is this really an English red wine? Why yes, yes it is! This is a must-try, and the perfect summer red to serve lightly chilled with its Beaujolais-esque charms.