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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. IGP Pays d'Oc: Domaine Girard 'Garriguette' Rosé 2019
    Bottle
    £10.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £129.00
  2. Costières de Nîmes: Château Roubaud 'Cuvée Passion' Rouge 2016
    Bottle
    £13.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £165.00
  3. Faugères: Château Estanilles 'Vallongue' Blanc 2019
    Bottle
    £14.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £179.40
  4. IGP Pays d'Oc: Domaine Girard Pinot Noir 2018
    Bottle
    £13.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £162.00
  5. Corbières: Domaine Py 'Cuvée Mondière' Rouge 2018
    Bottle
    £12.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £150.00
  6. Corbières: Domaine Py '3ème Cuvée' Blanc 2018
    Bottle
    £13.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £167.40
  7. Côtes de Thongue: Domaine Les Filles de Septembre 'Tradition' 2019
    Bottle
    £11.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £135.00
  8. Coteaux du Languedoc: Mas Bruguière 'Les Mûriers' 2019
    Bottle
    £18.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £219.00
  9. Minervois: Domaine Le Cazal 'Le Pas de Zarat' 2017
    Bottle
    £17.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £207.00
  10. Faugères: Château Estanilles 'Vallongue' Rouge 2017
    Bottle
    £14.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £179.40
  11. Faugères: Château Estanilles 'Clos du Fou' Rouge 2016
    Bottle
    £25.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £300.00
  12. Smith and Evans: Pinot Chardonnay 2015
    Bottle
    £29.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £359.40
  13. Pic Saint-Loup: Mas Bruguière 'l'Arbouse' 2018
    Bottle
    £18.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £219.00
    Magnum
    £39.75
    Magnum (Case)
    £238.50
  14. Picpoul de Pinet: Domaine Gaujal 2019
    Bottle
    £12.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £147.00
  15. Côtes de Thongue: Domaine Les Filles de Septembre Rosé 2018
    Bottle
    £11.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £135.00
  16. Minervois: Domaine Le Cazal 'Tradition' 2018
    Bottle
    £11.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £143.40
  17. Malepère: Domaine Girard 'Cuvée Tradition' 2018
    Bottle
    £12.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £150.00
  18. IGP Vin de Pays de l'Hérault: Domaine Roquemale 'Meli Melo' 2018
    Bottle
    £13.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £159.00
  19. Malepère: Domaine Girard 'Cuvée Neri 2017
    Bottle
    £15.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £186.00
  20. Wraxall Vineyard Sparkling Rosé
    Bottle
    £27.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £335.40
  21. Crémant de Limoux: Domaine Collin 'Cuvée Prestige' Rosé
    Bottle
    £15.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £191.40
  22. Costières de Nîmes: Château Roubaud Rosé 2018
    Bottle
    £12.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £155.40
  23. Crémant de Limoux: Domaine Collin 'Cuvée Sélection' Brut
    Bottle
    £15.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £183.00
  24. Costières de Nîmes: Château Roubaud Blanc 2017
    Bottle
    £12.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £155.40
  25. Saint-Chinian: Château Milhau-Lacugue 'Les Truffières' 2014
    Bottle
    £16.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £198.00
  26. Saint-Chinian: Château Milhau-Lacugue 'Les Curées' 2008
    Bottle
    £19.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £239.40
  27. Saint-Chinian: Château Milhau-Lacugue 'Cuvée Magali' 2013
    Bottle
    £12.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £153.00
  28. IGP Vin de Pays de l'Hérault: Domaine de La Grange des Pères 2016
    Bottle
    £100.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £1,200.00
  29. Fitou: Domaine des Rebouls 2016
    Bottle
    £13.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £167.40
  30. Costières de Nîmes: Château Roubaud Rouge 2017
    Bottle
    £12.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £155.40
  31. AOC Terrasses du Larzac: Domaine de Montcalmès Rouge 2016
    Bottle
    £29.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £357.00
    Magnum
    £65.00
    Magnum (Case)
    £390.00
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