Andrew Jefford, writing for Decanter.com explains the evolution of English Sparkling wines and where he expects them to end up in the next few decades. “There are extensive untapped acreages waiting for planting; propitious UK farmland changes hands at much lower prices than classified Champagne vineyards.”
He tastes a small range of English Sparkling wines including Wiston Estate Traditional Method Brut 2010 and Wiston Estate 2011 Rosé, giving them scores of 94/100 and 91/100 respectively.
“Tasting the Wiston and the Sugrue Pierre wines was shockingly gratifying. It was gratifying to see wine-making and blending talent expressed in this way; the shock, though, was that English vineyards can now create sparkling wines as complete and as assured as this.”
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