A dozen English rosés to try during English Wine Week

Hattingley Valley Still Rosé 2019 (£14)

Earlier this year Hampshire estate Hattingley Valley released its first still wines onto the market. Among them was this pretty ballet shoe pink rosé made using the saignée method from Pinot Noir Précoce from Kent and Berkshire. The grapes were slowly whole-bunch pressed to allow the colour to bleed from the skins, then fermented in stainless steel to preserve the wine’s purity of fruit. According to winemaker Emma Rice, the creamy rosé offers notes of “strawberry, peach, white blossom and a hint of flint spiced up by a pinch of white pepper and bitter lime peel”.

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