A dozen English rosés to try during English Wine Week

Albury Estate Silent Pool Rosé 2018 (£18.75)

The rosé from Albury Vineyard, a small, family-run biodynamic estate in the Surrey Hills, has royal pedigree, having been served on the Royal Barge to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012. Housed in a tall, thin bottle often used for Rieslings, the barely there pink is made from a blend of Pinot Noir and Meunier. Only 9,000 bottles of the 2018 vintage were made. According to owner Nick Wenman, the pink is “extremely expressive with notes of quince, crunchy red berries, strawberry and citrus fruits that add to the long, thirst-quenching finish.” Wenman planted Albury Vineyard in 2009 after retiring from the IT industry to pursue his dream of running a wine estate with his daughter Lucy.

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