British Rosé Wines
British rosé has seen a huge increase in popularity in recent years, and we are all for it. We always have our finger on the pulse in terms of which rosé wines from these shores are the most exciting, interesting and delicious. We recommend visiting our store or browsing this online collection as often as you can if you are a fan of the pink stuff. We keep the range updated with plenty of premium bottles that you can buy for a great price, especially when shopping by the case.
You will see that the climate dictates that all the leading producers are in the South of England, with some vineyards down in Sussex, others over in East Anglia and some further west towards Devon. The changes in climate we have seen in recent times means that these locations are already becoming hot property for winemakers not just from the UK but also from some of the heritage names in France.
Refreshing and sophisticated British rosé
Although grapes need heat and sun, they need a mixture of weather types across the year to survive. Even down in the South of France, part of the key to the Provence rosé wines is that the Mediterranean Mistral wind moderates the temperatures. The South of England takes advantage of its mixture of sun and cooler climates to produce grapes of refreshing acidity. The wet winters additionally are a boon to longevity of healthy vines. Then, come summer time, the warm sun traps and the undulating landscapes of areas such as the South Downs in England's sunniest county then allow for more than enough of a growth period to produce some fantastic yields.
Pinot Noir rosé wine
In particular, the Pinot Noir grape has been doing very well in Great Britain for years now. Around 33% of all British vineyards are indeed made up of Pinot Noir, such is the success that so many wine producers have been seeing with the grape. A glass of rosé in the summer cannot be beaten, and many of the British rosé wines might just present you with a new favourite. Expect to see plenty of elegant pale pinks that would set the scene for many a blissful weekend out in the sun.