English Sparkling

The belt of chalky soil, so prized by the Champenois in northern France, runs on north-west emerging in the southern English counties of Kent, Sussex and Hampshire (where Nyetimber straddles the county borders). The grape varieties from Champagne, namely Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, therefore find themselves quite at home. In recent years English sparklers, which need, like all sparkling wines, a little acidity to maintain their balance, have been propelled to the top of the quality pile. With the improvements in technology, and a warmer climate, the future looks very bright for English sparkling wine producers. Two new listings this year demonstrate this rise in quality – Ashling Park Estate is on the chalky South Downs, whilst Fairmile Vineyard is also located on chalky, marl soils like Champagne, this time around the Chiltern Hills. Away from the South-East, improvements are also bearing fruit with some fine sparkling wine produced in the South-West, and in Herefordshire.

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  1. Nyetimber Classic (England)
    Nyetimber Classic Cuvée Jubilee Edition, English Sparkling Wine
    Champagne Blend 12.0% Vol
    Sparkling > English Sparkling
    This tastes and looks like champagne with a lovely biscuity nose and rich creamy flavours on the...
    £37.00 per bottle As low as £30.00
    • £30.00 2 or more
  2. Nyetimber Cuvée Cherie (England)
    Nyetimber Cuvée Chérie, Demi Sec, English Sparkling Wine
    Chardonnay 12.0% Vol
    Sparkling > English Sparkling
    A rare thing, a Demi-Sec English fizz! It is delicately honeyed with notes of ripe citrus fruit and...
    £35.00 per bottle
  3. Nyetimber Tillington (England)
    Nyetimber Tillington, English Sparkling Wine 2013
    Champagne Blend 12.0% Vol
    Sparkling > English Sparkling
    This tastes and looks like Champagne with a lovely biscuity nose and rich creamy flavours on the...
    £87.00 per bottle
  4. Nyetimber 1066 Prestige Cuvée, English Sparkling Wine 2010
    Nyetimber 1086 Prestige Cuvée, English Sparkling Wine 2010
    Champagne Blend 12.0% Vol
    Sparkling > English Sparkling
    Very pure white fruit with delicious, elegant floral notes. The palate is characterful but shows...
    £150.00 per bottle
  5. Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs(England)
    Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs, English Sparkling Wine 2014
    Chardonnay 12.0% Vol
    Sparkling > English Sparkling
    Very pure white fruit with delicious, elegant floral notes. The palate is characterful but shows...
    £43.00 per bottle
  6. Ashling Park Estate, Brut English Quality Sparkling Wine
    Ashling Park Estate, Brut English Quality Sparkling Wine
    Pinot Noir 12.0% Vol
    Sparkling > English Sparkling
    A perfect example of an English Classic Cuvée. Wonderfully stylish with aromas of freshly baked...
    £33.00 per bottle
  7. Fairmile Vineyard
    Fairmile Vineyard Rosé, English Quality Sparkling Wine
    Chardonnay 12.0% Vol
    Sparkling > English Sparkling
    This has a lovely salmon pink colour, floral nose with red fruits coming through on the palate....
    £36.00 per bottle
  8. Fairmile Vineyard
    Fairmile Vineyard, Classic Cuvée, English Quality Sparkling Wine
    Pinot Noir 12.0% Vol
    Sparkling > English Sparkling
    Juicy and fresh wine, floral and elegant nose with yellow and red fruit, creamy palate with appley...
    £32.00 per bottle
  9. Nyetimber Classic (England) - magnum
    Nyetimber Classic Cuvée, English Sparkling Wine - Magnum
    Champagne Blend 12.0% Vol
    Sparkling > English Sparkling
    This tastes and looks like Champagne with a lovely biscuity nose and rich creamy flavours on the...
    £77.00 per bottle
  10. Nyetimber Classic (England)
    Nyetimber Classic Cuvée, English Sparkling Wine
    Champagne Blend 12.0% Vol
    Sparkling > English Sparkling
    This tastes and looks like Champagne with a lovely biscuity nose and rich creamy flavours on the...
    £37.00 per bottle

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