This is a bit of a hidden gem. A true traditional method English sparkling, made from a blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier by Denbies Wine Estate and sold on the supermarket shelves for just £20!
What’s more, it’s fantastic for the price, impressing with its charismatic nose of candied apple and peach with delicate notes of sweet, flaky pastry.
The palate’s a crowd-pleaser too, with a fantastic crisp, zesty embrace of lemon and crunchy red apples.
This is a fabulous entry-level introduction to English sparkling. This wine ages fantastically too. I’ve recently enjoyed a few bottles of the older 2011 vintage which demonstrated great evolution in the form of rich nutty, pastry complexity.
Probably the best mainstream own-label English wine on the market right now.
Cherry and ripe raspberry flavours, backed by dark chocolate and a crushed peppery spice.
WOTM July 2019 A curious fusion of ripe peach, hints of lightly grilled tropical fruit, with a twist of lime & smoky notes.
A fusion of pear, elderflower, zesty lime and gooseberry, with a softer, riper mix of light peach and honeydew melon.
A punchy palate, packed full of zingy citrus fruit, with papaya and guava tropics.
Delicate, charms are echoed by beautiful aromas of wild strawberry, raspberry and cherry blossom.
Beautifully rich and seductive, full of honeyed orchard and stone fruit flavours.