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.)

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