A dozen English rosés to try during English Wine Week

Westwell Ortega Rosé 2018 (£15)

Located on the chalk slopes at the foot of the North Downs in Kent, Westwell Wine Estate’s rosé is made predominantly from white grape Ortega, which is blended with ripe Pinot Noir to add “notes of bright red crunchy fruit”. To retain freshness and purity of fruit, the Ortega is fermented in stainless still at a cool temperature. The result is a salmon pink rosé with notes of wild strawberries, honeysuckle, redcurrants, melon and a twist of white pepper on the finish. Its label features an illustration of a cross section of the estate’s Ortega vine wood.

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