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English Wine

Having grown up in the West Country we can remember the days when cider was cheaper than milk and we would get kitchen pans filled with draft scrumpy from the White Hart public house in Castle-Cary. Happily, our 'mad apple' days are now well behind us and we can enjoy far more sophisticated beverages from Somerset. One such is 'Smith and Evans' Pinot-Chardonnay from Higher Plot Farm near Langport. Hailing from a single hectare vineyard of free-draining white loess and calciferous limestone soil, the production is minimal but the quality excellent. With an inviting brioche bouquet, lively mousse and persistent orchard fruit palate it is a shining example of how dramatically English sparkling wine has improved in the 21st Century.

Another superlative English sparkling wine is the 'Somerset Rosé' from Brian Shirley and Jack Brayton's 'Wraxall Vineyard'. Made from pure bottle-fermented Pinot Noir it has a pale pink robe, wild strawberry scents and a delicate red fruit palate offset by a fresh acidity. It makes a superb al fresco aperitif and partner to canapés.

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  1. Smith and Evans: Pinot Chardonnay 2014
    Bottle
    £29.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £359.40
  2. Aloxe-Corton: Domaine François Gay & Fils 2017
    Bottle
    £35.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £426.00
  3. Pernand-Vergelesses: Domaine François Gay & Fils 2018
    Bottle
    £32.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £384.00
  4. Mâcon-Vergisson: Domaine de Roncevaux 'La Roche' 2017
    Bottle
    £19.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £234.00
  5. Pouilly-Fuissé: Domaine de Roncevaux 'Minéralys' 2017
    Bottle
    £24.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £291.00
  6. AOC Fleurie: Domaine de Fa 2017
    Bottle
    £22.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £264.00
    Magnum
    £45.00
    Magnum (Case)
    £270.00
  7. Gevrey-Chambertin: Domaine Henri Richard 'Aux Corvées' 2015
    Bottle
    £45.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £540.00
  8. Chablis: Domaine Christophe Camu 'Beauroy' Premier Cru 2018
    Bottle
    £23.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £279.00
  9. Wraxall Vineyard Sparkling Rosé
    Bottle
    £27.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £330.00
  10. Nuits-Saint-Georges: Domaine Gavignet-Béthanie et Filles 'Les Athées' Blanc 2016
    Bottle
    £29.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £359.40
  11. Chablis: Domaine Christophe Camu Grand Cru 'Les Clos' 2017
    Bottle
    £47.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £570.00
  12. Chablis: Domaine Christophe Camu 2018
    Bottle
    £17.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £210.00
  13. Chablis: Domaine Christophe Camu 2017
    Magnum
    £45.00
    Magnum (Case)
    £270.00
    Half Bottle
    £9.85
    Half Bottle (Case)
    £236.40
  14. Bourgogne Aligoté: Christian Bellang Fils 2018
    Bottle
    £13.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £159.00
  15. Beaujolais Villages: Arnaud Aucoeur 'Vieilles Vignes' Blanc 2017
    Bottle
    £13.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £159.00
  16. Vosne Romanée: Domaine Misset-Cheron 'Les Barreaux' 2013
    Bottle
    £48.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £576.00
  17. Pommard: Closerie des Alisiers 'La rue au Port' 2017
    Bottle
    £39.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £477.00
  18. Nuits-Saint-Georges: Domaine Gavignet-Béthanie et Filles 1er Cru 'Les Poulettes' Rouge 2015
    Bottle
    £44.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £528.00
    Magnum
    £98.00
    Magnum (Case)
    £588.00
  19. Morgon: Arnaud Aucoeur 'Tradition Vieilles Vignes' 2017
    Bottle
    £14.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £179.40
  20. Clos de Vougeot: Domaine Paul Misset Grand Cru 2015
    Bottle
    £99.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £1,188.00
  21. Charmes-Chambertin: Domaine Henri Richard Grand Cru 2013
    Bottle
    £110.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £1,320.00
  22. Chambolle Musigny: Domaine Misset-Cheron 'Les Condemennes' 2014
    Bottle
    £45.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £540.00
  23. Bourgogne Pinot Noir: Closerie des Alisiers 2017
    Bottle
    £15.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £191.40
  24. Beaune: Domaine François Gay & Fils 1er Cru 'Les Teurons' 2016
    Bottle
    £36.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £432.00
  25. Beaujolais Villages: Arnaud Aucoeur 'Vieilles Vignes' 2016
    Bottle
    £11.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £143.40
  26. Beaujolais en Besset: Domaine de Fa 2017
    Bottle
    £15.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £191.40
  27. AOC Saint-Amour: Domaine de Fa 2017
    Bottle
    £23.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £282.00
  28. AOC Marsannay: Closerie des Alisiers 'Vieilles Vignes' 2017
    Bottle
    £27.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £330.00
  29. Bourgogne Chardonnay: Closerie des Alisiers 2017
    Bottle
    £14.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £171.00
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