In a nutshell: With English Wine Week around the corner (May 28- June 5) what better example of English fizz than this clean and complex wine from Sussex.
The producer: Dermot Sugrue is one of the UK’s leading sparkling winemakers and has been the winemaker behind many of England’s best sparkling wines over the last 10 years. He left Nyetimber in 2006 to establish the Wiston Estate Winery. The same year he also planted a one hectare vineyard which has been in full production since 2009, this is where he makes the Goring Estate Brut.
The wine: Produced using a traditional Coquard press, it is an equal parts blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier made from fruit grown on the chalky soils of the South Downs in West Sussex.
Tasting note: Fermented in stainless steel and given time to develop in bottle after the secondary fermentation it is elegant and complex with a real purity of fruit. Truly exceptional.