A dozen English rosés to try during English Wine Week

Bolney Lychgate Rosé 2018 (£14.99)

Based in Sussex, Bolney Estate’s cherry red rosé immediately stands out, being far bolder and darker than the rosés often produced in England that tap into the love of pale Provençal pinks. But dark doesn’t necessarily mean sweet, and this juicy drop, made from a blend of Rondo, Pinot Noir, Meunier and Dornfelder, is bursting with notes of strawberry, red apple, gooseberry and raspberry. Winemaker Sam Linter whole-bunch pressed the grapes, then cold fermented them for two weeks. Its vanilla fudge undertone makes it a magnificent match for tangy blue cheese.

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