This elegant, classy pink fizz commemorates Englishman Christopher Merret, whose paper to the Royal Society in 1662 documenting the process of making sparkling wines predates Champagne’s by 30 years. Raise a glass and shout “Vive l’Angleterre!”
"The bubbles just go on and on! Great example of the ‘Champagne’ style of wine and it’s English!"
Online Review For the 2013 vintage
Not only can England lay claim to being among the earliest pioneers of sparkling wine, the soil and climate on the South Downs compare most favourably with Champagne. So much so that some renowned Champagne houses are investing there, and one has attempted to buy this very estate. But the Roberts family are having none of it. As the undoubted leader in the field of English fizz they have won countless awards, including the IWSC’s ‘World Wide Trophy for Best Sparkling Wine’ and the McAlpine Trophy for ‘Winemaker of the Year 2009’. No wonder Jancis Robinson MW calls this “England’s vinous glory – fizz made in the image of Champagne”. This rosé has delicate red berry fruit and toasty hints. A joy solo or with canapés or summer berry fruits.
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Gold medal pink fizz from this multi Trophy winning Oxfordshire estate. Superb elegance and length
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Laithwaite's began in 1969, when geography student Tony Laithwaite took a job washing bottles in Bordeaux ...
and fell in love with wine and the people who make it. When he borrowed a van to share their delicious wines with
friends and neighbours at home, things went so well that hundreds of little wineries all around the world were soon
queuing to take part. Today we're the UK's No.1 home-delivery wine merchant, with over 1,500 wines to choose from
including red, white, rosé, Champagne, Prosecco, spirits ... you name it. Tony's still at it - and now really good
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