Episode 13 – 24th June 2020
My 2020 English Wine Week Compendium
(All prices listed are full retail and no doubt deals are available if you shop around)
My Wednesday Wines this week are all English, to celebrate English Wine Week. I have written up every one of these 32 wines in the national press and also on this website during 2020 and so this is my definitive compendium of top quality English wines for you to peruse. No notes this week – they have all been written and so if you want to read more about any of these wines then you can look them up on this website in the search facility. This is the master list for failsafe, elite English wine drinking so far this year! And yes, for those of you who are asking, there are two wines under a tenner here, so I am sticking to my own Wednesday Wines rules, too! Cheers.
MV Nyetimber, Classic Cuvée, West Sussex (£19.99, 37.5cl bottle, www.waitrosecellar.com).
2017 dunleavy, Brut Nature, Sparkling red, Somerset (£28.50, www.vinoteca.co.uk).
NV Hambledon, Classic Cuvée (£30.00, www.waitrosecellar.com).
2016 Rathfinny, Classic Cuvée (£28.95, reduced to £26.95 each for a mixed case of 6 bottles, Lea and Sandeman tel. 020 7244 0522 & www.leaandsandeman.co.uk; £31.50, www.henningswine.co.uk; £26.00, www.riseandvine.co.uk; £29.50, www.elicite.com).
NV Ridgeview, Bloomsbury, Sussex (£28.99, www.waitrosecellar.com).
2017 Camel Valley, Pinot Noir Rosé Brut, Cornwall (£29.99, www.waitrosecellar.com).
2015 Wiston, Estate Cuvée (approx. £36.00, www.wistonestate.com, www.bayley-sage.co.uk, www.henningswine.co.uk, www.honestgrapes.co.uk, www.leaandsandeman.co.uk, www.quaffwine.com, www.southdownscellars.co.uk, www.swig.co.uk).
2017 Rathfinny, Rosé Brut (£36.99, www.cambridgewine.com).
2016 Rathfinny, Blanc de Noirs (£39.95, Oxford Wines tel. 01865 301144 & www.oxfordwine.co.uk).
NV Nyetimber, Rosé Brut, West Sussex (£39.99, www.waitrosecellar.com).
2015 Fox & Fox, Mayfield, Essence Pure Chardonnay Brut (£40.00, www.foxandfox.wine).
2015 Albury Estate, Biodynamic Wild Ferment, Blanc de Blancs (£49.95, www.alburyvineyard.com).
2015 Leventhorpe Vineyard, Madeleine Angevine, Woodlesford, Yorkshire (£9.50, www.leventhorpevineyard.co.uk).
2019 Chapel Down, Flint Dry (£13.00, www.waitrosecellar.com, Morrisons, Coop).
2018 Ovens Farm Vineyard, Solaris, Harrington, Lincolnshire (£78 for 6 bottles – £13.00 each – www.ovensfarmvineyard.com).
2019 Dillions Vineyard, Bacchus (no website yet)
2019 Heppington Vineyard, Pinot Gris (£16.50, www.heppingtonvineyard.co.uk).
2018 Oxney Organic, Chardonnay, East Sussex (£20.00, www.oxneyestate.com).
2019 Still by Hattingley Valley, Rosé (£84.00 for six bottles – £14.00 each – and free delivery for two cases, www.hattingleyvalley.com).
2019 Wayfarer Wines, Pinot Noir Rosé (£18.00, www.wayfarerwines.com).
NV Halfpenny Green Wine Estate, Penny Red, Staffordshire (£9.50, reduced to £8.75 each by the case, www.halfpennygreen.co.uk).