This elegant, creamy, 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!'
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 Mike Roberts is having none of it. As the undoubted leader in the field of English fizz he's 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 version has delicate red berry fruit and a hint of toast. A joy solo or with smoked fish or summer berry fruits.