English sparkling wine

London Wine fair

Tasted May 22, 2017 by quaglia with 171 views

Introduction

This was my first tasting of the new Britagne sparkling wine.
Probably I will need to get more acquainted to these wines and at the moment my rating suffer from a bit of compairing with Italian classic method.

Flight 1 (8 notes)

Rosé - Sparkling
2014 Aldwick Jubilate Brut Rosé United Kingdom, England, South West, Somerset
83 points
Bright Pale pink. Soft abundant foam.
Shy, delicate nose reminding small red fruits and berries.
Dry, opening on a great acidity. Medium body and light fruit.
Nice persistence.
White - Sparkling
2013 Smith and Evans Higher Plot United Kingdom, England, South West, Somerset
80 points
Brilliant light yellow.
Subtle nose: white peach fruit and mineral hints.
Nice acidity at palate. Some shy fruity note to the closing.
White - Sparkling
N.V. Exton Park Blanc de Noirs United Kingdom, England, Hampshire
78 points
Bright paper white.
Appealing nose, with white flowers and a nice apricot.
Dry at taste, with an imposing, overwhelming acidity.
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White - Sparkling
2011 Exton Park Britagne Blanc de Blancs United Kingdom, England, Hampshire
80 points
Brilliant straw yellow.
Delicate nose, with toffee and toasted notes. Mineral on the background.
Dry, with a very good acidity . Nice persistence, closing on yeasts and toasted reminds.
White - Sparkling
N.V. Digby Fine English Non Vintage Brut United Kingdom, England
78 points
Very pale yellow.
A shy, delicate nose centered on white flowers and fruit.
Dry, High acidity, Medium body and persistence.
23gbp
White - Sparkling
2010 Digby Fine English Vintage Brut United Kingdom, England
81 points
Bright light yellow.
Intense, medium complex at nose, with toasted notes and a bouquet of white flowers.
Interesting and rich at taste, with a great acidity recalling a lemon zest and hints of toasted hazelnut to finish. Medium body.
25 gbp
White - Sparkling
2013 Woodchurch Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs United Kingdom, England, Kent
79 points
Bright pale yellow.
simple, but nice at nose: white flowers.
Well balanced at taste, with a high acidity and a returning flowery note guiding to the closing.
White - Sparkling
2013 Woodchurch Classic Cuvée United Kingdom, England, Kent
82 points
Very pale gold yellow, with a fine perlage.
Delicate flowery nose. Mineral hints.
Nice a taste, well balanced, also if with a brught acidity showing. Medium structured.

Closing

An emerging world for the sparkling wines. Great acidity is the backbone for the future.
Very nice at nose, medium average in structure and body/fruit.

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