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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. Malepère: Domaine Girard 'Cuvée Tradition' 2018
    Bottle
    £12.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £147.00
  2. Smith and Evans: Pinot Chardonnay 2014
    Bottle
    £29.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £359.40
  3. IGP Vin de Pays de l'Hérault: Domaine Roquemale 'Meli Melo' 2018
    Bottle
    £12.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £153.00
  4. Faugères: Château des Estanilles L'Impertinent Blanc 2017
    Bottle
    £14.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £179.40
  5. Faugères: Château des Estanilles L'Impertinent Rouge 2016
    Bottle
    £14.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £179.40
  6. Malepère: Domaine Girard 'Cuvée Neri 2017
    Bottle
    £15.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £186.00
  7. Wraxall Vineyard Sparkling Rosé
    Bottle
    £27.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £330.00
  8. Crémant de Limoux: Domaine Collin 'Cuvée Prestige' Rosé
    Bottle
    £15.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £186.00
  9. Côtes de Thongue: Domaine Les Filles de Septembre Rosé 2018
    Bottle
    £10.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £131.40
  10. Costières de Nîmes: Château Roubaud Rosé 2018
    Bottle
    £12.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £153.00
  11. Picpoul de Pinet: Domaine Gaujal 2018
    Bottle
    £11.90
    Bottle (Case)
    £142.80
  12. Duché d'Uzès: Domaine Camp Galhan 'Amanlie' 2016
    Bottle
    £12.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £155.40
  13. Crémant de Limoux: Domaine Collin 'Cuvée Sélection' Brut
    Bottle
    £14.90
    Bottle (Case)
    £178.80
  14. Coteaux du Languedoc: Mas Bruguière 'Les Mûriers' 2017
    Bottle
    £16.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £203.40
  15. Costières de Nîmes: Château Roubaud Blanc 2017
    Bottle
    £12.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £155.40
  16. Corbières: Domaine Py '3ème Cuvée' Blanc 2017
    Bottle
    £13.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £159.00
  17. Saint-Chinian: Château Milhau-Lacugue 'Les Truffières' 2014
    Bottle
    £15.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £191.40
  18. Saint-Chinian: Château Milhau-Lacugue 'Les Curées' 2008
    Bottle
    £19.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £239.40
  19. Saint-Chinian: Château Milhau-Lacugue 'Cuvée Magali' 2013
    Bottle
    £12.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £147.00
  20. Pic Saint-Loup: Mas Bruguière 'l'Arbouse' 2017
    Bottle
    £17.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £210.00
    Magnum
    £37.50
    Magnum (Case)
    £225.00
  21. Minervois: Domaine Le Cazal 'Tradition' 2017
    Bottle
    £11.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £141.00
  22. IGP Vin de Pays de l'Hérault: Domaine de La Grange des Pères 2016
    Bottle
    £100.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £1,200.00
  23. Fitou: Domaine des Rebouls 2016
    Bottle
    £13.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £167.40
  24. Faugères: Château des Estanilles 'Le Clos du Fou' Rouge 2015
    Bottle
    £22.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £273.00
  25. Duché d'Uzès: Domaine Camp Galhan 'Les Pérassières' 2015
    Bottle
    £13.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £159.00
  26. Costières de Nîmes: Château Roubaud Rouge 2017
    Bottle
    £12.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £153.00
  27. Corbières: Domaine Py 'Cuvée Mondière' Rouge 2017
    Bottle
    £12.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £147.00
  28. AOC Terrasses du Larzac: Domaine de Montcalmès Rouge 2016
    Bottle
    £29.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £357.00
    Magnum
    £65.00
    Magnum (Case)
    £390.00
  29. Minervois: Domaine Le Cazal 'Le Pas de Zarat' 2014
    Bottle
    £16.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £203.40
  30. Côtes de Thongue: Domaine Les Filles de Septembre 'Tradition' 2017
    Bottle
    £10.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £131.40
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