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It also complements Christmas turkey well because the natural acidity cuts through the oiliness of the meat and the depth of ripe earthy pinot fruit matches the succulence of flavour.Buy now East Anglia is one of the driest regions in the UK, making it a favourite wine-growing spot and this sparkling wine is made using the traditional Champagne grapes of pinot noir and chardonnay, with an added touch of pinot blanc to give a delicate floral twist.An outstanding aperitif from the first English house to produce sparkling wine 25 years ago, this is its first non-vintage fizz.
The vineyard is located at the extreme side of East Sussex, near Rye, where founders Kristen Syltevik and Paul Dobson planted the first vines in 2012, and have now built it up to be the second largest organic vineyard in the UK.
Buy now This non-vintage blend from the Ridgeview Estate on the South Downs is a steal for just over twenty quid.
Lively, fresh and delicate, with hints of brioche in the mouth, it is made with chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier using traditional methods.
No longer do fizz fans automatically head for the champers as their chosen festive tipple, with fast-growing numbers looking closer to home.
And as well as England’s homegrown sparkling wines beating French rivals in blind tastings time and time again, they are also securing huge numbers of awards – 108 at the International Wine Challenge this year alone.