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A succession of hot summers has been causing havoc on the Continent; the drought depleted 2017 vintage saw the smallest aggregate grape harvest in France since 1945. Conversely, the same weather patterns seem to be benefitting British wine producers who have raised the qualitative bar to a level whereby they offer serious competition to Champagne. A case in point is the 'Smith and Evans Pinot Noir-Chardonnay' from Higher Plot Farm near Langport in Somerset. With uplifting brioche and apple aromas, a lively mousse and a persistent orchard fruit palate, it makes a terrific aperitif or partner to canapés.

Another cracking West Country fizz is Brian Shirley and Jacky Brayton's 'Sparkling Rosé' from Wraxall Vineyard in the south of the Mendip Hills. Made from bottle-fermented Pinot Noir and Seyval Blanc, it has a delicate coral-pink robe, wild strawberry scents and a red fruit palate offset by a fresh acidity.

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  1. Pfalz: Stefan Meyer 'Aus Rhodt' Chardonnay 2018
    Bottle
    £18.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £227.40
  2. Nahe: Weingut Kruger-Rumpf 'Kolonne Null' Riesling 2019
    Bottle
    £9.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £117.00
  3. Rheinhessen: Jürgen Hofmann Weisser Burgunder Trocken 2019
    Bottle
    £14.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £177.00
  4. Saar: Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Scharzhofberger Riesling Spätlese 2004
    Bottle
    £32.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £384.00
  5. Baden: Klumpp Bruchsaler Weiherberg Pinot Noir 2017
    Bottle
    £24.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £291.00
  6. Baden: Klumpp 'Cuvée No. 1' 2018
    Bottle
    £17.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £213.00
  7. Rheinhessen: Jürgen Hofmann Appenheimer Spätburgunder 2016
    Bottle
    £21.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £258.00
  8. Pfalz: Stefan Meyer 'Aus Rhodt' Pinot Noir 2018
    Bottle
    £18.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £227.40
  9. Smith and Evans: Pinot Chardonnay 2015
    Bottle
    £29.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £359.40
  10. Baden: Klumpp Auxerrois 2018
    Bottle
    £17.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £215.40
  11. Saar: Willems-Willems Riesling 'Schiefer' 2017
    Bottle
    £16.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £195.00
  12. Pfalz: Pinot Gris vom Kalkstein 2018
    Bottle
    £11.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £135.00
  13. Wraxall Vineyard Sparkling Rosé
    Bottle
    £27.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £335.40
  14. Saar: Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Bockstein Riesling Kabinett 2016
    Bottle
    £19.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £239.40
  15. Rheinhessen: Jürgen Hofmann 'Steinberg' Chardonnay Trocken 2017
    Bottle
    £22.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £275.40
  16. Mosel: Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese 2017
    Half Bottle
    £17.50
    Half Bottle (Case)
    £420.00
  17. Mosel: Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Josephshöfer Trocken GG Riesling 2015
    Bottle
    £35.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £420.00
  18. Mosel: Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Alte Reben Trocken Riesling 2017
    Bottle
    £21.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £252.00
  19. Pfalz: Stefan Meyer 'Rhodter Klosterpfad' Syrah 2017
    Bottle
    £32.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £384.00
  20. Rheinhessen: Staatliche Weinbaudomäne Oppenheim Riesling 2013
    Bottle
    £12.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £155.40
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