Explore The Diverse Flavors Of UK Vintners
Perhaps you need the perfect wine for a special occasion or for everyday with dinner. Explore beyond the confines of California’s and Italy’s wines.
The United Kingdom offers a number of experienced, established vineyards producing tantalizing vintages from citrusy Chardonnay to crisp rosé. Although not yet as well known for its wines as France, the UK wine industry produces numerous quality wines. English wines alone earned 120 medals at the 2016 International Wine Challenge. Explore these UK Vintners for a taste of the United Kingdom.
A Fruity Taste
Sip a glass of Sixteen Ridges Rosé, 2014 vintage for a burst of raspberry with a hint of strawberry, cherry, and summer fruits. This crisp, dry wine pairs well with shellfish or pasta. It makes a perfect choice for a summer meal.
Turn to Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs, 2009 vintage for a citrusy flavored pale gold Chardonnay. Made exclusively of Sussex grapes, this 2016 winner at the International Wine Challenge rivals champagne. Choose this Harvey Nichols creation when celebrating great news.
Cornwall’s Lindo family crafts the Camel Valley Pinot Noir Brut, 2013 solely with pinot noir grapes. It adds to its champagne grape the aromas of raspberry and strawberry. It compliments a sherbet dessert or serve alone as an alternative to champagne.
Hale and Hearty
Waitrose Cellar brings you a Pinot Noir that pairs perfectly with pork, chicken, rabbit, or cheeses. Its Bolney Wine Estate Pinot Noir, 2014 brings together the flavors and aromas of cherry, cedar, and bacon. Though it may sound odd, the taste is divine. This wine won a silver medal at the 2016 International Wine Challenge.
Fans of organic food will thrill to taste Trevibban Mill Black Ewe Red, 2014, produced by the organic Cornish vineyard, Trevibban Mill. Trevibban Mill became one of the UK vintners to take home a silver medal from the International Wine Challenge with this combination of fruity, berry, cherry and clove tastes. Serve as a compliment to roast lamb, pasta or cheeses.
A Little Exotic
Explore the southern American flavor of honeysuckle paired with jasmine and peach in Exton Park Pinot Meunier Rosé. Exton Park Vineyard in Hampshire began producing wines in 2015. They set themselves apart by crafting England’s first sparkling wine made from Pinot Meunier grapes.
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