The best of English rosés

Wine news

Mon 1 Jul 2019

The IWSC has seen an increase of 29% for English rosé winners in comparison to 2018, proving that English wine is still enjoying a real boom.

To celebrate the success of English rosé, we’ve handpicked a range of exquisite award-winning tipples to complement the warmer weather as we head into summer.

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This sparkling rosé is salmon pink and offers sophisticated smoky and raspberry notes. The wine is classy and complex, with a nutty, smoky and creamy character. It is an elegant, regal and classic wine and is the perfect example of just how stylish English rosé can be.

Available from: Vivino, £29.33

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A charming rosé from the heart of the English countryside with a lovely bright pink colour and fresh Pinot character. It’s structurally well balanced, and clean, with a good finish making it a perfect summer tipple.

Available from: The Whisky Exchange, £13.95

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A sparkling pale rosé, that is delicate yet has a surprising depth of fruit. This wine is made by pressing 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Meunier grapes and leaving the juice in contact with the red skins to achieve the subtle colour.

It has a fresh, delicate and elegant nose with an excellent mousse. There is gorgeous purity of Pinot fruit with ripe citrus redcurrant and yeasty richness. This sparkling is fine and vinous, with a lingering finish making it ideal for an aperitif.  

Available from: Exton Park Vineyard, £32

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Having been awarded the IWSC English Wine Producer of the Year in 2013, the Gusbourne Estate wines continue to go from strength to strength. This particular sparkling rosé has a delicate salmon pink hue and combines aromas of ripe strawberries and apricots with a rich biscuit and oatmeal development. The palate demonstrates a vibrant acidity highlighting bright raspberry, red currant and crunchy red apple flavours balanced by a full, creamy mouthfeel and a complex herbal finish. 

Available from: WoodWinters, £40

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This salmon pink wine has a stream of fine bubbles and a nose of roasted strawberry and butter pastry. The palate is light and refreshing with cranberry and strawberry flavours reminiscent of summer fruit pudding and a herbal edge.

Available from: Langham Wine Estate, £28

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An exquisitely elegant sparkling rose wine with delicate salmon-pink hue with tiny bubbles and aromas of wild strawberries and white peach mingle with a hint of rosehip. The mousse is soft and creamy with beautifully integrated bubbles.  

The mouthfeel is excellent and it shows exceptional balance, lingering well after the last drop. It’s a soft, open, fresh palate, with citrus and apricot notes, showing Chardonnay characters.

Available from: Furleigh Estate, £35