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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. Coteaux du Layon: 'Atomes Crochus' Château la Tomaze 2019
    Bottle
    £15.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £189.00
  2. Coteaux du Layon: 'Cuvée des Lys' Château la Tomaze 2016
    Bottle
    £19.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £237.00
  3. Cabernet d'Anjou: Château La Tomaze Rosé 2019
    Bottle
    £11.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £141.00
  4. Menetou Salon: Domaine Jean Teiller Blanc 2019
    Bottle
    £16.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £198.00
    Half Bottle
    £8.95
    Half Bottle (Case)
    £214.80
  5. Saumur Champigny: Domaine Filliatreau 'La Grande Vignolle' 2019
    Bottle
    £15.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £183.00
  6. Saumur Champigny: Domaine Filliatreau 'Vieilles Vignes' 2005
    Magnum
    £85.00
    Magnum (Case)
    £510.00
  7. Chinon: Domaine Jean-Maurice Raffault 'Le Puy' Rouge 2018
    Bottle
    £22.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £270.00
  8. Chinon: Francis et Françoise Desbourdes 'L'Arpenty' 2019
    Bottle
    £14.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £177.00
  9. Quincy: Jerôme de la Chaise 2019
    Bottle
    £14.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £179.40
    Half Bottle
    £8.50
    Half Bottle (Case)
    £204.00
  10. Sancerre: Domaine André Vatan 'Les Perriers' Blanc 2019
    Bottle
    £18.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £222.00
    Half Bottle
    £9.75
    Half Bottle (Case)
    £234.00
  11. Menetou Salon: Domaine Jean Teiller Rosé 2019
    Bottle
    £16.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £198.00
    Half Bottle
    £8.95
    Half Bottle (Case)
    £214.80
  12. Saint-Pourçain: Domaine de Chinière Rosé 2019
    Bottle
    £11.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £135.00
  13. Saint-Pourçain: 'Cuvée Printanière' Blanc 2019
    Bottle
    £11.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £135.00
  14. Chinon: Domaine Jean-Maurice Raffault Rosé 2019
    Bottle
    £12.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £155.40
  15. Sancerre: Domaine André Vatan 'Maulin Bèle' Rosé 2019
    Bottle
    £18.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £219.00
  16. Reuilly: Gerard Cordier Blanc 2019
    Bottle
    £13.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £167.40
  17. Reuilly: Gerard Cordier Pinot Gris 2019
    Bottle
    £13.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £167.40
  18. Smith and Evans: Pinot Chardonnay 2015
    Bottle
    £29.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £359.40
  19. Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil: Domaine Taluau - Foltzenlogel 'l'Expression' 2018
    Bottle
    £14.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £171.00
  20. Vouvray: Jean-Claude & Didier Aubert Sec 2018
    Bottle
    £14.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £171.00
  21. Saumur Rouge 2018
    Bottle
    £11.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £135.00
  22. Saumur Blanc 2019
    Bottle
    £11.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £135.00
  23. Saumur Champigny: Domaine Filliatreau 'Vieilles Vignes' 2017
    Half Bottle
    £10.75
    Half Bottle (Case)
    £258.00
  24. Sancerre: Domaine André Vatan 'Maulin Bèle' Rouge 2018
    Bottle
    £18.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £222.00
  25. Saint-Pourçain: 'La Ficelle' Rouge 2019
    Bottle
    £11.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £135.00
  26. Vouvray: Jean-Claude & Didier Aubert Demi-Sec 2018
    Bottle
    £14.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £171.00
  27. Savennières: Château d'Epiré Moelleux 2017
    Bottle
    £22.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £275.40
  28. Saumur: Domaine Filliatreau Château Fouquet Rouge 2018
    Bottle
    £14.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £179.40
  29. Pouilly-Fumé: Domaine Dominique Guyot 'Les Loges' 2018
    Bottle
    £17.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £210.00
    Half Bottle
    £9.50
    Half Bottle (Case)
    £228.00
  30. Savennières: Château d'Epiré Sec 2017
    Bottle
    £21.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £258.00
  31. Wraxall Vineyard Sparkling Rosé
    Bottle
    £27.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £335.40
  32. Vin Mousseux de Qualité: Cuvée les Tonnelles
    Bottle
    £14.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £179.40
  33. Sancerre: Domaine André Vatan 'Maulin Bèle' Rosé 2017
    Magnum
    £39.95
    Magnum (Case)
    £239.70
  34. IGP Val de Loire: Château Fouquet 'Fillibulle' Rosé 2018
    Bottle
    £17.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £210.00
  35. Crémant de Loire 'De Chanceny' Rosé Brut
    Bottle
    £14.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £171.00
  36. Vouvray: Jean-Claude & Didier Aubert Moelleux 2017
    Bottle
    £15.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £191.40
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