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A mixed case of English wines!

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English Wine Week!

Celebrate our local harvest during English Wine Week from 17th-25th June with a bottle or two from one of our award-winning English vineyards… you’d almost think you were wine-tasting in France!

And sneak a peek at this month’s Good Food Guy column for more on some of our award-winning local wines…

 

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Three Choirs Vineyard

One of England’s oldest vineyards, Three Choirs in Gloucestershire was first planted in 1973 on an area of just ½ acre. Today, the vineyard encompasses 75 acres and produces 250 thousand bottles a year. Many of the wines are award-winning, including the first gold medal at Vinexpo in Bordeaux to be awarded to an English vineyard, and the producers are continually focusing on innovation and excellence in their wine. You can try the following

Cheers: Coleridge Hill 2022 is a crisp, refreshing wine with distinctly English hedgerow aromas and hints of crisp apple, fragrant elderflower and freshly cut grass.

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Sixteen Ridges

Sixteen Ridges vineyard, based in Ledbury, was planted in 2007, and over the last 12 years has enjoyed huge success in the international wine world. Awards have been in abundance – from being the only English red to win a decanter in 2015, Sixteen Ridges have won numerous awards for all of the wines they produce. The drive to challenge convention has brought a more diverse range of English wines for customers to try.

Cheers: Bacchus 2021 is a pale, lemon gold white with aromas of elderflower, nettle, lime flower and a hint of rose too.

 

Woodchester Valley Vineyard

The Stroud Valleys might not be your first thought when it comes to English wines but a visit to this boutique vineyard in the heart of the Five Valleys will soon change your mind. In fact, the vineyard has 56 acres under vine, producing an award-winning range of white, rosé, red and sparkling wines. The vineyard has even produced a couple of rather exceptional reds, and a sell-out Sauvignon Blanc, one of the only vineyards in the UK to use this mainstream, popular grape.

Cheers: Pinot Rosé is a new season rosé with initial aroma of raspberries and fresh cut roses with a hint of lemon zest and subtle strawberry notes.

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Poluton Hill Estate

Over 9,750 vines have been planted on the warm and sunny south-facing slopes of Poulton Hill Estate near Cirencester. These vines can produce up to 20,000 bottles of wine a year from grapes harvested by hand. The grape varieties complement the climate, geography and soil perfectly. These are carefully blended and balanced to create an award-winning range of white, rosé, red and sparkling wines and spirits.

Cheers: Arlington White 2020 is named after the cottages in Arlington Row, Bibury. It has elderflower and gooseberry coming through the nose leading to a crisp, fresh flavour with hints of passion fruit, lime and honey on the palate.