This month's issue of Decanter (May) has a panel tasting of English Sparkling Wines. Now, while none were voted by the panel of MW's, 12 of 55 wines tasted scored "highly recommended." I have not had the chance to try any English fizz, much less GOOD English fizz. Have any of you had the chance to try some? What did you think? Where did you get it? For the life of me, I can not find it in Minnesota!
I have the Ridgeview Fitzrovia rose 2009 on the list , West Sussex makes pretty good sparkling and not expensive as champagne or franciacorta.
In reply to Tali Dalbaha:
Did you get it here in the US? Who is the importer? Would love to get my hands on some. Thanks for the reply!
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In reply to Jason Caballero:
Lovely wine. Just had their Cuvée Classic 2010 over the holidays. Very expressive with these unique, blue fruit notes, singing acidity, and mineral chalkiness to it. But, if anyone in the US can find it, the Sugrue Pierre, 'The Trouble with Dreams' is really the flag bearer of English Sparkling Wine (can we just call it, 'Engling'?) at the moment. Flat-out brilliant wine.
For anyone interested, I had a great time tasting a selection at the Cool Climate Wine Symposium last May. You can read up on some of my thoughts.
Amusing how this thread got resurrected from three and a half years ago and the English Sparkling segment has made huge waves since then.
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