Ten of the world’s best sparkling rosés

4. Wiston Estate Rosé 2011

wiston-estate-rose-2011Price: £36
From: Sussex, England
Lees-ageing time: 30 months
Medal: Gold (Rosé Masters, 2014)

One of the most exciting newcomers to the English wine scene, this pink fizz from Wiston Estate in Sussex shows the quality potential of the island nation when it comes to sparklers. Using Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and a touch of Pinot Meunier grown on the chalk soils of the South Downs, this wine has plenty of red berry fruit and the crisp apple freshness of cool-climate fizz. But it also has a creamy texture and bready flavours due to extended ageing on the lees and barrel fermentation. The 2011 vintage is one to go for, as the harvest benefitted from a warm dry September.

2 Responses to “Ten of the world’s best sparkling rosés”

  1. karen says:

    not one rose from Spain. What a shame. You guys really don’t know what your doing.

  2. Duncan says:

    I am with Karen’s comment above… Not one Sparkling Rose from California, either???
    Come on!
    (The missing representations from Spain/Cava, California and Australia make this a highly subjective assessment.)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

We encourage debate in the comments section and always welcome feedback, but if you spot something you don't think is right, we ask that you leave an accurate email address so we can get back to you if we need to.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Sales Operations Manager (On Trade)

Berkmann Wine Cellars
London, UK

Wine Sales Executive

Anthony Byrne Fine Wines
Midlands and Northamptonshire

TERRITORY SALES MANAGER

Eurowines
Scotland, UK

Old & Rare Buying Team Administrator

Speciality Drinks
London, UK

Exciting Marketing Opportunity

International Drinks company
Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Events Manager

Speciality Drinks
London, UK

Depot Manager

Amathus Drinks Plc
Avonmouth, Bristol, UK

Group Transport Manager

Amathus Drinks Plc
London, UK

Business Development Executive - London

Jascots Wine Merchants
London, UK

Private Client Sales

BI Wines and Spirits
London, England, UK

Bourgogne wines: More than meets the eye

Newcastle,United Kingdom
28th May 2019

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show

San Francisco,USA
23rd Jul 2019

Wine Show Chelsea 2019

London,United Kingdom
18th Oct 2019
Click to view more

The Global Riesling Masters 2018

View Results

Rioja Masters 2018

View Results

Click to view more